A great time to become an amateur astronomer

Scientists now believe that there are more stars than grains of sand on the Earth's beaches. This rounds out to be about 200 galaxies for each person on Earth, by the way.

In the scriptures, God is said to call the stars out by name. Psalm 147:4. Frequent references are also made concerning God being the creator of the Heavens. Through his son Jesus Christ, of course.

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26.

Does this awesome vastness increase your faith in Him? It works for me but let me attempt to link these thoughts to the matters at hand. When Christ sent his messengers out, prior to his departure, he reminded them that all power in heaven and earth belonged to him. Interesting to me is the fact the he did not explicitly command them to plant of start churches but rather to proclaim the gospel. The order here is natural because a person cannot truly belong to a church until he believes. Then his instincts will cause him to desire the fellowship with others - unless he is from North America where individualism prevails much of the time... 

Haha, I'm exaggerating a little....

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