My sister got married recently. Some friends got her and her husband a great gift. They paid to have a star named for them. What a great idea! That’s more creative than I would have ever come up with. But there’s just one little problem: The stars already all have names. Did you know that? God has already given them names. The Lord “determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name” (Psalm 147:4). As science advances, we discover more and more stars and more and more galaxies… God already knows them all. He’s got them all counted out. He calls them each by name.
Doesn’t that make you say, “Wow!” It made our fellow believer so long ago say, “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit” (Psalm 147:5). Our God is an awesome God! But it gets even better: The God who named the stars knows your name too. Not just that—Jesus came and died for you so that one day you will rise higher than the stars to be with Jesus in heaven. When you look up at the stars on a clear summer night, marvel at our God. He named the stars! And he loves you too.