December 18, 2019 – Psalm 147:4-5

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. Psalm 147:4-5.

God, our Father, our Creator and Sustainer chooses the number of all their names.  His Power is unequaled by every living creature. Nothin is impossible with His overwhelming power.

One memorable evening, Mother and I sat on the small porch watching for the Evening Star. She told me as a little girl, she often knelt by the window at night watching for all the stars. She told all her secrets to the Evening Star.  Her ‘little girl faith’ grew to an unquenchable trust in God and His Son, Jesus, throughout her life. She often burst out singing a Doxology of Praise for the little blessings of life.

Each time I am discouraged, or concerned, I remember the scripture Mother insisted I learn. Now I know why.  I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?  My help comes from the Lord,  who made heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. Psalm 121:1-5.   

Even now, I look each evening, for the Evening Star, and I praise Him for His Goodness and Kindness.  I join the chorus of Praise by All He created. Let them all praise the name of the Eternal!  For His name stands alone above all others. His glory shines greater than anything above or below.  Psalm 148:13 (The Voice).

Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts! Praise Him, sun and moon, praise Him, all you shining stars! Praise Him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Psalm 148:2-4.