Genesis 1:16

And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. (Genesis 1:16, ESV)

And the stars?????????

The NIV translates that part of the verse as,

He also made the stars.

I’ve heard it said before that the stars, from God’s perspective, seem to be . . afterthoughts.

They are not the focus of His creation.  In fact, they hardly get honorable mention. A little like if I pulled out an extra gift at a birthday party and said, Oh yes, and this too.

And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. (Genesis 1:16, ESV)
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Sun photograph by Michaelk, profile on http://www.flickr.com/people/michaelk/
Moon photograph by Michael Kirwan, profile on http://www.flickr.com/people/dingbat2005/
Stars/galaxy photograph by Jon Connell, profile on http://www.flickr.com/people/ciamabue/
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