Healing Hearts; Naming Stars

Riley Bould BChristian and Bridget and grand kids came up last night. This morning Christian, Bridget and Riley got up very early and headed to Boulder for the annual Bolder Boulder race. This was Riley’s first Bolder Boulder. Caed and Eliana helped me plant our garden and then we headed to the neighborhood pool.

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.” Psalm 147 3-6 ESV

These verses towards the end of the psalms reveals the greatness of God’s power and the span of His work.

We see the our great God who is creator is a personal God who cares for individual needs. He heals broken hearts, he binds up wounds; showing his compassion and care for humanity, his highest creation.

But the greatness of who God is is revealed in that fact that He numbers and stars and gives them their names. I thought that was what astronomists did! What scientist are discovering God already knows. What scientist do, (identifying and naming stars) God has already done.

There is nothing beyond our God, there is nothing too small for our God. The God who knows the stars, knows you. The God who names the stars, knows your name and your needs and responds to your most secret wounds. The God who knows what no one else knows, know what you alone know. Your hurts, your doubts, your heartaches, are important to Him.

This great God is a God of justice. “The Lord lifts up the humble and casts the wicked to the ground.” We see many times scripture referring God being a just God. Here we find His justice in action. He is the great equalizer. He sees the oppression of the weak and He knows the arrogance of the “high and mighty.”

It is no wonder then that this psalms begins with,Praise the LordFor it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.” (Psalm 147:1 ESV)

This God who is high, yet comes to the aid of those who are “low” is a God that deserves our praise. When we praise Him, we experience His pleasure. When we praise Him, we reveal that we understand how great He is, yet how willing He is to enter our world and respond to our need. The One so great that He numbers and names stars, is the God who brings healing and comfort to your most personal needs.

Prayer for today…. Lord we stand in awe, as we attempt to understand Your greatness, and at the same time Your concern for the needs of each individual. As we do, it is only natural for us to praise You for who You are and what You do.