“God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.
He also made the stars.” Genesis 1:16
The stars were not made to govern.
The stars were not great lights, or even lesser lights.
Were the stars after-thoughts of the Creator?
Did they get thrown in as a bonus by the Designer?
In an outburst of Holy laughter, did the stars come tumbling forth?
Did these insignificant twinkling pinpoints have a purpose?
The Bible says the starry hosts were made
“by the breath of His mouth.” Psalm 33:6
Far from being insignificant,
“He determines the number of stars
and calls them each by name.” Psalm 147:4
Job 38:7 tells us that while the foundations for the world were being laid
“the morning stars sang together.”
Perhaps God needed a soundtrack for the Creation event.
It seems the Father has a soft spot in His heart for heavenly night lights.
Stars are sprinkled throughout the Holy Scriptures.
So, how fitting for God to point us to His newborn Son with a star –
a celestial singer,
energized by the exhale of the Father,
and known by name.
When we feel small and unimportant,
wondering if our little bits of light blinking out into a dark world
make any difference at all,
we must remember that we have our Creator’s breath of life within,
that He knows each one of our names,
and that we have been made to sing His praise.