When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him.

—Psalm 8:3,4

Do you recall the first time you witnessed a shooting star? Were you amazed, stunned, excited, or confused? I remember lying in the grass as a child, gazing into a night sky just waiting for a star to zip through the galaxy. It seemed the longer I stared, the closer each star appeared. Occasionally I would catch a glimpse of light streaming its way through the darkness. Excitement filled me.Wonder overwhelmed me. A moment of God’s splendor forever embedded in my heart.

Together let’s look at God’s Word. Meditate on Habakkuk 3:4, His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from His hand, where His power was hidden. By God’s hand, the foundations of the Earth were formed. His hand spread out the heavens, and rays flashed from His hand, where His power was hidden. What power was hidden?

In Genesis 1:26, God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. From this we know Jesus and the Holy Spirit were with God at the time of creation. Then in John 8:12 Jesus says, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

Think with me for a minute. Could it be the power that went out from God’s hand to be the light of the world was Jesus? Picture God opening His hand so Jesus is released to pass quickly through the universe and embed Himself in the womb of a young girl named Mary. The Light of the World was concealed in the darkness of the womb until He came into this world as a baby. In that moment, a star appeared in the eastern sky as a spotlight on the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah. Oh, recognize the active hand of God in your life today and allow Him to be the Light of your life!

This reminds me of our spiritual lives. The more we focus on the Lord, the closer we sense His presence in our lives. How many times do we miss God’s majestic night light display because we are too busy to look up? Focusing on the things of this world causes us to miss God’s tender hand of grace and mercy.


Prayer is the key to staying focused on Jesus so you don’t miss a moment of His presence in your life. Read Psalm 8: 3-4, When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? Write this verse on a piece of paper. Put it in a strategic place as a reminder of His hand on your life every day. Jesus loves you so much, and He desires a daily relationship with you. Never forget He is the Bright and Morning Star. (Revelation 22:16)