1 Peter 5:6-7
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Every second, our sun casts energy equaling over four-and-a-half million horsepower on every square mile of earth. Yet the earth receives less than one-tenth of one percent of the sun’s energy.

Our galaxy contains 100 billion stars, of which our sun is only about average. Truly God’s power is so great that we cannot even measure the relatively small amount of power He has used to energize the cosmos!

False-colored infrared image of the core of the Milky Way GalaxyThis makes many people ask, “How can such a great God care about me?” Yet He does, and He has shown us that He does. He has written a unique genetic code that describes you and only you. If your unique code would be written out as information in the average book today, it would take over a million pages to describe you. In all the universe, there is only one you! Why has He gone to all this work just for you? Because He wanted to get to know you, love you and have a relationship with you.

This is why God sent His only Son into our world. That Son of God, Jesus Christ, lived a life that was perfectly pleasing to God. In contrast, we have all gone our own way and have almost ruined God’s creation. But God’s Son died on the cross for us so that we might be forgiven. God accepted this sacrifice on our behalf, and this was proven by Christ’s resurrection from the dead. You can learn more about God’s special love for the unique person you are in the Bible.

Thank You, Father, that You decided to make me. Thank You, Jesus, that You lived a perfect life in my place and then took my sins to the cross, and rose again. Thank You, Holy Spirit, that You have worked faith within me so that I can spend eternity with my God and Savior. Amen.

Photo: False-colored infrared image of the core of the Milky Way Galaxy, taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.