Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.–Jeremiah 32:17
Who hasn’t heard the old song, “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket”? Stars have been the object of man’s attention throughout the ages. As a boy I spent a lot of hot summer nights sleeping outside under the stars. My favorite part was watching for “falling”, some would say “shooting”, stars. They were amazing.
Did you know it is possible that you have been hit by a piece of a falling star? It’s true! It’s estimated that more than 10,000 tons of “star dust” falls to earth every year. So, although the pieces are so small you wouldn’t be aware of it, you just might have been sprinkled with “star dust”.
The universe is marvellous! I don’t know how anyone can look up in the starry sky and deny the existence of God. In fact you don’t even have to look up. We see evidence of intelligent design everywhere we look. We see it with the telescope and with the mircoscope. It’s everywhere. And to think–planet earth is just a speck in the vast universe. What if we could see it all? The mysteries are endless. We aren’t nearly as smart as we think we are. But anyone should be able to see that, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”(Psalm 19:1).
I have no way of knowing if I’ve been hit by a piece of a star, but I suppose it could have happened. That’s no big deal. Whether you knew about this possibility or not really isn’t important. It has no affect on your life. However, there are some things that we desperately do need to know –and, in this case, God has given us the answers.
Did you know that although we have all sinned and are deserving of eternal punishment, God made it possible for us to have eternal life? It’s true! He sent His Son who He died on the cross that we might be saved.”–God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8). And all who trust Him receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Even if you were so smart that you knew the exact distance to and the weight of each star it would not get you into heaven. Only Jesus Christ can do that (John 14:6).
If God can create and control the universe He can do anything–even save your soul. Nothing is too hard for God! Have you trusted Him as your Lord and Savior?