"When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!" Psalm 8:3-9 NLT
Do you ever just stand at night and look up at the dark evening sky full of the twinkling and blinking of a billion and billion of stars? How does it make you feel? Are you full of the awe that your God made this? That in His ominous He created each and every star and placed it where it is?
For me, I think of the times that after a long day, whether it is a good day or a bad day, I feel the draw of going outside and just look up at the night sky and pick a star--my God star-- and tell it all about my day. It may sound crazy, but it is, for me, a wonderful way to just unwind from the day and spill my feelings, my thoughts, my fears, my joys-- out to my God. I focus on my God star and pray for my children, my husband, my family, my friends.
Our God, our Heavenly Father, is such a majestic God! And during those times when we are going through our valleys, we can tend to get lost in those valleys, But look around! Look at the beauty around you! God has loved us so much! He created the simplest of beauty to calm our souls--to give us peace. Whether it is just the brush of a gentle breeze, the brilliance of a sunset, the promise of a sunrise--God created it for you!
How loved you are! Praise Him today. I challenge you to find at least one beautiful thing this day that you can claim that your Heavenly Father made just for you--and share it!
Then, thank Him.