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Star Struck Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Star Struck

God not only wants to help us, but is also able to help us.

At a Glance

The idea that the stars of the heavens declare the glory of God is not a new concept. But this psalm specifically states that God "determines the numbers of the stars" (v. 4). Scientists today say that such a numbering or counting is impossible! And here's something even more amazing. The same God who knows the precise number of stars in the universe, also knows you and the things that concern you.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Mulligan Moment," February 6, 2000, at

If you're like most people, you've probably wondered occasionally how many stars are visible in the night sky. And again, if you are like most people, you've probably given up any attempt to count them, finding them not only too numerous for efficient counting, but also spread on such a grand sweep of background that the task seems overwhelming. And that's without even mentioning that counting stars is something of a moving target, as some seem to be...

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