I’ll never forget those summers at music camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota, lying on the grass in between the cabins, looking at stars you can only see far away from any city. It was the first time I remember really seeing a shooting star, followed by many more. The sky was darker, clouds were non-existent, and constellations were clearer than I’d ever seen in my life. Looking up at that twinkling sky, I felt one emotion: awe.
At the time, I didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, but I did believe in God and knew Him as the Creator of all things. Those feelings of awe at God’s amazing creation have only intensified as I’ve since given my life to Jesus and grown closer and closer to Him. The God who made all of that – the sun, the moon, the stars – also made me and loved me enough to send His Son to die for my sins and saved my life.
The wonders of the sky are now shared with my husband and three sons. We experienced something similar to my camp experience when traveling to the Rocky Mountains and the national parks of Utah. A lunar eclipse brought us all out into the backyard with cameras and a telescope. My oldest son and I woke up before dawn to see the Northern Lights when they dipped far enough south for us to possibly catch a glimpse. Then there was the experience that brought all of America together, the solar eclipse, where we witnessed 98% totality.
God’s marvelous creation of space is always on display for us. The more we watch, the more we study, the more we are able to see things only He could have orchestrated. There is just one word for all of it: indescribable.
I’ve always loved this line from Chris Tomlin’s song, “Indescribable:”
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name. You are amazing, God.
God put each and every star in its place. He knows every star by name. His creation leaves us in awe, yet He considers us, you and me, His greatest treasures.
When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him? -Psalm 8:3-4
Our time spent viewing the beauty of space has a purpose: to reveal the glory of God. As we learn about stars and planets and galaxies, our awe should always point us and our children back to the Creator. The new devotional from Louie Giglio, Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science, is the perfect way to connect your child’s interest in science and love for God. The combination of biblical truth and scientific fact in these devotions is exactly what will grab the interest of my boys and lead us to a place of greater knowledge and appreciation for our Father’s world.
I pray that as we gaze at the stars as a family, we praise the Maker for every single one and for the care He took to show us His glory in such a way. It truly is indescribable.
Share a memory of when the night sky captured your attention. How does it feel that God created all of that, but still knows and loves your heart? Learn more about Louie Giglio’s new devotional for kids, watch the trailer, and download a FREE experience kit here!