26. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Not one of them is missing. That is amazing if you think about it. Every star in its place, every universe and galaxy just as it should be, evolving to to end as planned at the beginning. To bad we’re not quite like that – there’s far too many of us missing. We, who have a choice, have abandoned God and watch our footfalls as if they were our own. We walk on our path, not the one laid out for us. We’re in dissonance with our creator.
Jeremiah 10:23-24 (NLT)
23 I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own.
We are not able to plan our own course.
24 So correct me, Lord, but please be gentle.
Do not correct me in anger, for I would die.
This is not new, even the ancients knew. Our God is a powerful God and power can be violent – just look at the stars. God wants us on the path he created for us, not the one we blaze. He talks to us about the narrow path, he sends us the Holy Spirit to guide us, to change us, to bring us home. Yet we resist like when a wild stallion first tastes a bit.
Matthew 26:63-64 (NLT)
63 But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
64 Jesus replied, “You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
We’ll all be accounted for, some eternally with Him, some eternally separated. Not one of us will go missing, though not all of us will be present.