The Stars Above!

If you’ve ever gone camping then you know how relaxing it is to sit around a campfire and gaze up at the stars above. It makes you realize how our God placed each star in place to give light and they all declare His majesty.

Psalm 19:1 says, The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.    

Psalm 147:4 says, He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

Can you imagine the Creator of everything naming each star? What a comforting thought that is. He knows His creation so personally that each star is important to Him. . .and so are we.

Recently our good friends came down to spend a few days camping on our property. My husband and I live out in the country on 70 acres. They brought their fifth wheel and we spent the entire time talking. The temperature was perfect, and at night, the skies were filled with stars—we even saw a few falling ones. It was a good time spent catching up with dear people and I am grateful for their friendship and for the chance to unwind.  

As I gazed up at the stars, I was reminded again of God’s promise. No matter what is happening in the world, or how hectic my life becomes, He is in control of everything. He calls each star by name and he knows everything about them and the future. And he knows me and knew that two days spent relaxing with friends was exactly what I needed.

What an amazing God we have.

Mary Alford

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