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Saturday, April 4, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

“He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:4-5

He also knows the numbers of hairs on your head.

So God knows the stars, naming them. He knows your hair total. From stars to hairs.

“His understanding is infinite.” Say He more?

What does that speak to you about today’s global security? It says everything to me.

So often we biblical believers are quagmired in world-think. We are swamped in it. We fill our heads with secular newsfeeds all day long, even nightmaring about them in the night.

Move more into the Bible and you will find more comfort than you had ever imagined. You believe the Bible is God inspired. Therefore, whatever you take in there is from eternity. Truth.

You believe that God has provided you with divine secrets in that Book. There is also Book encouragement on life’s journey.

Then take it. Digest it. Ponder it. Meditate upon it throughout the day.

I am so uplifted by these two verses alone from the Psalms. They tell me that God is into minutia, even that of naming trillions of stars. They are out there. He has tagged every one of them with identity. Why? Who cares? He’s done it.

Then move from the stars taking His attention to the sun and moon. Then the galaxies. Move into the seasons, coming and going. Into tomorrow’s dawn and today’s weather changes.

God is tending to all of that.

Do you really think then that the Devil is going to sabotage all that God-superintended activity? No. God is God. Creator God blossomed everything from nothing. The Devil cannot do that.

Therefore, with world think via newsfeeds deluging our thought patterns 24 / 7 we are scared out of our wits. This should never be. We have the daily reliable Good News from the Book. It’s there. It’s waiting for us to invest in it.

God names stars. God keeps other heavenly bodies in their proper stations throughout the skies. God folds winter into spring and spring into summer and summer into autumn and autumn into winter. He performs just as He promised Noah.

Is that not peace enough? Why are we worrying then about the mortals who govern us with a straw stick?