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Stars are amazing! This past month I’ve taken trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageur National Park (If you live in Minnesota, you know how blessed we are to have the amazing creation of many lakes in our backyard to camp on). I also went with some friends to watch the Perseid meteor shower earlier this week. While traveling I’ve seen many stars, too many to count. God’s been reminding me of his great love and promises through these stars and His Word.
Let’s take a look at Genesis 15. Abram (Abraham) is in great distress because he his childless. Abram has no one to inherit his land except for a servant. But the Lord promises to give him a son. To prove His promise, the Lord says,
(Genesis 15:5-6 paraphrased)
Abram believed! He saw the stars and believed! The Amplified Bible puts verse 6 this way, “And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God).”
Look around in creation. Look up at the stars. God promises us, as Christians, everlasting life. If you turn your eyes heavenward, you will believe, trust, rely. We just have to have faith.