He Also Made the Stars
Ever wonder why the first 9 chapters of 1 Chronicles is nothing but name after unpronounceable name? It sure makes for tough reading. Many people get bogged down in these chapters and I would suspect just skip over them (I’m guilty). But why does God include them?
I think one reason is to show His great love for mankind, to show He cares for each individual and each name that is attached to a specific person is important to Him.
Consider this, on the next clear night, go outside, tilt your head back, and take in the grandeur of a starry sky. Millions, even billions, of points of light, like God took a handful of diamonds and spread them out on a black canvas. It’s a magnificent site. Now, if you have access to a telescope, look at the same sky magnified several times over. Magnificent becomes breath-taking.
You know what God says about the stars? Genesis 1:16 says He also made the stars.
That’s it. No long list of what He named the stars or how they’re positioned or how far away they are from earth. Just He also made the stars. Almost like an afterthought.
Now go to 1 Chronicles and read the first 9 chapters. What do you think is more important to God? People or stars? No where does Scripture say, Oh yeah, He also made man.
Look, I know there’s times in life when God seems distant, the heavens feel closed, and you wonder if He even cares anymore. Here’s a challenge. Whenever you feel that way, go look at that starry sky and remember that the great expanse of light and darkness above you, the millions and millions of balls of fire that occupy space, mean nothing to God compared to the great love He has for you.