Day 15 – Thankful for the Stars

Have you ever thought what the night sky would look like if there were no stars and no moon? Every night would be blackness in the entire expanse!

The other night I spent a very relaxing bit of time close to midnight just staring up at the stars as they became more and more visible. Why? Because it was the peak of the Orionid meteor showers for this year. I only saw a couple of meteors for sure, and a bunch of smaller flashes that were too quick for my mind to be sure of what I just saw.

But even when I was not seeing meteors, I found joy and peace just gazing at the sky and at the twinkling of the stars.

Today I am thankful for stars.

They are so beautiful! The order in which God has placed them is impeccable!

This reminds me of a couple of verses that compare wise people who lead others to righteousness with stars.

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:3 NIV

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky…” Philippians 2:14,15 NIV

Let’s go out rejoicing and be like stars in this dark world!

What about you? Do you like to gaze at the stars? Did you get a chance to watch the meteor showers? How does rejoicing make us like a star?

God bless you, Friends! 😊

Linking up with:

Faith on Fire

17 thoughts on “Day 15 – Thankful for the Stars

  1. Up until recently we couldn’t see the stars because we lived in an area with lots of commercial buildings. Too many lights. A year ago we bought a house and it’s just filled with homes but no commercial near. I love standing out and looking at the stars when it’s not during our Texas summers (which come with mosquitos!). I think anytime we stop to look at God’s creation it slows our thoughts, calms our soul, and reminds us to just drink in every day. When we do that we reflect our Lord, which surely makes us stand out and shine like a star amidst our dark world. Great blog and I loved your questions which remind me to take time to be still in our loud world.

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    1. That’s great that you were blessed to move to a house where you can see the stars! There has to be some kind of mosquito netting that you could put up over your lawn chair so you could sit out at night in the summer. It’s existed for missionaries in mosquito-infested countries for a long time. I imagine it could be found online.
      Yes, I agree that stopping to observe God’s creation is calming! Maybe that’s why someone came up with the expression “stop and smell the roses”!
      Thank you, Cecilia! And thank you for joining me here in conversation! Blessings!

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  2. When we were kids we would lay on the picnic table in the backyard with my Dad and look at the stars. We were also looking for the new cool satellites circling the globe – and for UFOs! Now my husband and I like to lay on the beach at night and look at the stars, hoping for a shooting one.

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