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As High as the Heavens

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him.  Psalm 103:11 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Our minds cannot understand the vastness of our world.

Scientists once believed there were more stars in the universe than grains of sand on earth’s beaches. They now believe there are ten times more stars in our night skies than grains of sand on all the beaches and deserts of the earth. And that only applies to the stars we view through a telescope. There are infinitely more stars in the universe than we can know about.

Our solar system is so vast we cannot see everything in it with the naked eye. Billions of stars reside in our small solar system. And ours is only one of billions of other solar systems, each holding its billions of stars.

Yet, as high as the heavens are above the earth, that’s how immense God’s love is for each one of us who fear (or have a reverent awe) of Him. Even more, He does not love us silently, but reaches out and shows us His love. He speaks to our hearts through a song on the radio or the words of a book. He touches us in simple things like a sunset or encouraging words from a stranger.

We have such busy lives with many distractions. God is waiting for us to stop, look heavenward, and experience His great love for us.

Make time today to look up.

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Beth Tavalin

Beth Tavalin is a single mom of three children. She works for her church, a Messianic Jewish congregation, where she is the administrator and helps lead the women’s ministry. She teaches a monthly Bible study that explores the Jewish culture behind the Scriptures and is passionate about what the Lord has done and is doing in her life.