Have you ever stood outside and looked at the stars in amazement as to how many there are?
What is even more amazing is that what we can see from earth, even with a telescope, is just a fraction of the total number of stars out there.
Scientists tell us that they estimate there to be about 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone, and they think there could be as many as 100 billion galaxies in the universe, each with just as many stars or more.
Psalm 145:4 says,
“He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.”
God not only knows exactly how many stars there are, but He knows each one by its name. That means that he knows each star perfectly because, after all, He did create each one.
If God knows the stars that intimately, think about how He knows each one of us, not just as another person on earth, but by our name.
In Psalm 139:17-18, the psalmist proclaims,
“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”
God is thinking about us all the time! How comforting it is to know that the God who created and named all the stars of the universe cares intimately about each one of us.