He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

Psalm 147:4 (NIV)

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If you are a lover of astronomy, you might want to make the effort to travel to the remote Torngat Mountains National Park at the northern tip of Labrador. It is remote and is only accessible by boat or charter plane, making it the perfect spot for those who like challenges. The scenery is worth the extra effort, as northern lights are very bright and frequent. Arguably, there is no better place in Canada to view the glory of the starry night sky.


When was the last time you looked up into the night sky and tried to count the stars? It is impossible! The more light pollution there is, the more difficult it is. If you can find a spot like Torngat Mountains National Park, where there is no man-made light, the night sky is covered with uncountable stars. Which makes Psalm 147:4 even more amazing: “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” This is our God. He is the Creator, and not only did He create each of the stars, he has named each of them. I have no idea what their names are – we will know this in eternity. But the point the Psalmist is making is a powerful one. God is all knowing and all powerful. If he knows the name of each of the trillions of stars in the universe, He has no trouble keeping an eye out for you. He knows you by name, and He knows exactly where you are. What is even more amazing is that He loves you deeply, and cares about where you will spend eternity. No wonder that brings us peace, and joy.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley