Naming Stars

‘He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.’ Psalm 147:8. I was intrigued when I read this verse. In my imagination I thought of the Trinity sitting in heaven during the days of creation and discussing how many stars they would create. Would it be so many trillion or would it be more or less.?Everything had to be made perfectly.

Recently I visit our local planetarium and marveled at the number of stars shown on the overhead screen. Mankind has named many of them but God knows each and every one by name. It is almost too much to comprehend. He knows, has created and has named so many that we have not yet been able to see. It makes us seem very insignificant.

But He didn’t just name stars, He has named and loves every living creature and that includes us. He loves us, has named us and has written our name on the palm of His hand. He will never release His loving hold on us, in good times or bad times or the unremarkable and forgettable times. ‘His love endures for ever.’