Lord of the Galaxies
Guest Post by John Freeman: Job 38:31-32 and The Milky Way from Raven’s Nest, Acadia National Park, Maine.
“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?” Job 38:31-32 NKJV
Vast Galaxies made by an Immense God
I love night photography. Anytime I get a chance to spend time out on a clear, dark night under the stars I feel closer to my Creator.
Scientists believe our home galaxy, the Milky Way, contains somewhere between 100 to 300 billion stars. They have also discovered thousands of other galaxies and believe each one contains millions of stars. When I think about that, I believe we should stand in reverent fear of a God so immense He calls the stars the work of his fingers!
When I gaze upon the wondrous night sky and contemplate that God knows the number of the stars and calls them each by name, I’m reminded of the Lord’s words above from Job 38.
Thank you John, for the photo, verse and your thoughts. John lives in Colorado. You can see more of his photography at https://abbascreationsphotography.com/. The photo and devotion text are copyright © John Freeman. You too can be guest photographer.
so beautiful! I came to know the Lord by going out at night and spreading my hands to the heavens, crying out to God. He was there…and I’ve never forgotten those days.
Praise the Lord!
The heavens declare the glory of God… Ps 19.
Amen Nancy. That’s beautiful. We can definitely find God’s presence in His creation.
John, this is so awesome! What a great devotional. I’m blessed to know you my friend.
Thanks for the comment, Mike. I agree, John is an outstanding photographer. I love having the opportunity to share his work on my website.
Where else in the world can you be closer to our Magnificent Creator than in the wilderness? In my humble opinion, there is no place better than watching a sunrise or sunset in the wild. It always brings me closer to God watching his hand stroke the beautiful colors across the sky or watching the first star begin to shine at dusk. With this perception I realize that I am a speck of dust within his vast creation. It’s a humbling and divine experience. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Timothy. Well put. I agree. The outdoors is my favorite place to meet with God. That’s what I do in my upcoming devotional book.