He also made the stars
“And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; He also made the stars. “
The Bible gives us a little clue in Psalm 19 that The Universe is vast when the psalmist says:
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament announces the work of his hands.
The heavens must certainly be vast, if they are there to declare the glory of God, because the glory of God is unlimited. Just as medieval cathedral builders in Europe built vast structures to make a statement about how great God is, so too must our view of the Universe, even from the surface of the Earth, it shows us the greatness of God.
And, all the creation of the Universe is summed up (in RV60) in just five little words in Genesis 1:16: He made the stars too.
Those who believe in God, whatever their point of view on Creation, can generally accept that the existence of the Sun was designed by God to give us light and warmth. Creationists would suggest that these attributes were created before the Sun, however the Sun’s purpose today, and since the fourth day of Creation, has been to shine on Earth. However, in some way, the immense greatness of the Universe makes us think that the stars have a much lesser purpose. That the stars are just there. But, God placed them with a reason – for signs and for seasons. Therefore, if the vastness of the Universe leads us to worship the Creator, then that is good. But, apart from God, its importance is only that of five little words.
Prayer: O Lord God, the heavens do indeed declare Your glory. Therefore, we must praise and extol Your Holy Name. Amen.
Ref: Gitt, W. (1997), Counting the Stars , <https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/counting-the-stars/>, visited 05/29/2018.
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