Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
Isaiah directs us to not only apply our senses to the task of comprehending the incomprehensible but to use our Creator given reason as well. He calls us to study the stars, to focus individually on each and to slowly let it soak in that there is not a single, solitary star missing and that He has named each.
Will I, when I get to glory, also see that vast, infinite display of stars and finally understand?
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 137
Evening: Psalm 62
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