God of the Galaxy and Me
Updated: Sep 11, 2020
God created millions of celestial bodies. One of these bodies is the planet called earth. It is absolutely amazing how God placed the billions of people on earth who are an image of Himself, that there are those who feel extremely unimportant and inconsequential.
According to God’s word however, just the opposite is true. Our great God who measured the waters in the hallow of his hand (Isaiah 40:12) has singled out every person on this planet as supremely important because we are made in his image. Psalm 139 says he knows what we are thinking we can’t escape his presence.
God has not only made us to look like him, he created everything for us to enjoy (I Timothy 6:17) God has also given purpose to everyone who trust in Jesus as Savior (Ephesians 2:10) and despite the vastness of this world, God cares for each individual in a special way . Our Heavenly Father gives us an example of our value to Him in (Luke 12:6-7) “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
God planned our earthly existence even before we were born. If the God who created the universe is so interested in us then there is no need for us to feel unimportant. The fact that God cares so deeply and is so concerned about us should give us great assurance and courage to go on living our lives in spite of the challenges and the difficulties we face.
When we are faced with circumstances that make us question our strength to overcome we should remember Paul’s encouragement to Timothy, “ For God has not givens us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7).
Paul also reminds young Timothy that he remembers him in his prayers night and day ( II Timothy 1:3). It is encouraging to know that others are praying for us in times when we are fearful and troubled.
The end purpose of our journey is what gives us courage. We know that God will prevail. Ours is a God who triumphs, he destroyed death ( II Timothy 1:10), even the grave could not conquer our Lord and Savior. His victory gives us great courage.
We do not need to be fearful even in the face of the grave. ( II Timothy 1:12) has been set to music as a hymn “I know whom I believed, and am convinced that he is able to keep that which I have entrusted to him for that day.”
We can put our complete trust in God because he has fearfully and wonderfully made us and he has given us the faith and courage we need to finish victoriously.
Submitted by Pastor Shelia Lyons