Did you ever lay on your back under the canopy of a night-sky enjoying the wonders of the stars? Have you ever laid there with a friend and try to identify the constellations: “There’s the Big Dipper! Oh, I see the Little Dipper! Yes, and over there is Orion’s Belt!” Have you ever considered the vastness of the Milky Way Galaxy… this star system comprised of anywhere between 100-billion and 400 billion stars spanning 100,000 light-years into the heavens… and that our solar system, earth’s eight-body planetary system is a minute part… a tiny member? And did you know that the Milky Way Galaxy is only one of an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe… this universe which the God of creation spoke into being? It is this self-same God who extends this inconceivable invitation to the wicked and the evildoer… to you and to me. For the God who has created all this is certainly able to redeem the worst of us… earnestly desires to redeem the worst of us.
Do you realize the care and love God poured forth in creating the universe does not compare to the love God holds for those who are created in God's image and likeness? The awesomeness of God's love and humanities inability to grasp, to comprehend it all is well expressed by David in Psalm 8. David says,
3 “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?”
Family, it is this God of boundless love… that reaches out to us all with an inconceivable grace.
Let Us Pray
Loving God… Merciful God… God of inconceivable love and grace; thank you for blessing us and going to such great extremes and tremendous lengths to reclaim us as your own.