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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

"Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky." How I wonder how many of you there are! How I wonder how you stay up there? Those were the things I thought of when I would lay on the pier at night when we were at the lake. That was one thing Dad, Mom and I loved to do in the evening. Many nights we laid out there til midnight. Just looking at the twinkling stars and watching the reflections on the lake. As long as I can remember we always saw lots of shooting stars there! It is no wonder that I see some stars brighter than others when I read 1 Corinthians 15: 41, "The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor."

Psalm 147: 4, “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name” You can actually pay to have a star named after someone but God already has them counted and named. It amazes me how the stars light up the sky. It amazes me that they stay in place and that He is faithful in lighting up the sky every evening. It amazes me that God knows when one star is falling! Just in case you’re interested, using computer math software, the number of grains of sand on all the beaches of the earth has been estimated to be 7.5x 10 to the 18th power, and the number of stars in the universe has been estimated to be 3 thousand million billion. But NASA says there are zillions of uncountable stars.

Psalm 8: 3-4, "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?" The message version says it like this, "I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?"

Next time you look up at the stars praise God that He thinks you are more amazing than those beautiful stars that He placed in the sky. Remember He brought light to the World and He will bring you out of whatever darkness you are dealing with. Revelation 22: 16, Jesus said, “I am the bright morning star."

Don’t look down at your troubles, instead, look up to the One who cares for you!

Shine like the stars!

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