Hope in the Darkness- Friday, December 8th

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WEEK ONE: HOPE IN THE DARKNESS

The Glimmer of Starlight

Psalm 19:1 (NRSV)

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

The last time we visited Jim’s boyhood home in Little Mountain, we stood outside and gazed at the stars. In the country, away from street lights and porch lights, we were able to see so many stars- and even a ‘shooting star’ meteor race across the sky! Isn’t the universe so wondrous, infinite and amazing? We are unable to comprehend it all!  These starry nights lead me to feel very small and insignificant. God’s creation is huge- and I am humbled.

In these moments, I marvel that God loves even me. God loves this one person in this one place on this one earth in this one universe in the infinity of universes we call “space.” The thought makes me consider my problems as quite unimportant! Yet, God loves me and even cares about my smallest concern. THAT is infinite love.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” When our life is darkened by despair or anxiety, when we are humbled by our brokenness, God’s awesome, infinite love and power can be more clearly seen. God has created this wondrous universe. Surely God can help us with our needs.

Hope shines in God’s magnificence and majesty.

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