Stars and Sand
When Abraham complained to God that he was childless, God promised that his children would be as numerous as the stars in the sky:
|“God took him outside and said, ‘Look at the sky, and count the stars if you can! So will be your descendants.’” (Gen. 15:5)|
On another occasion, God promised Abraham that his children would be like “the sand on the seashore” (Gen. 22:17). Why are the Jewish people compared to both stars and grains of sand?