Starlight

11 Oct

Starlight…

The blind astronomer Edwin Frost of the Yerkes Observatory was nearing his death. “Doctor,” somebody whispered to the dying man, “are you afraid to die?” Frost smiled and shook his head, “I’ve seen too many stars to be afraid of the night.”

Most people think of the night as something negative, something of absence. But to an astronomer, night is the time of revelation, of mysteries, fullness, and blessings. It’s the night that reveals the stars.

So it’s a new way to look at the dark times of your life. They have their purpose. They reveal the blessings of God, His faithfulness, and even His stars. For the righteous shine as stars? When? At night.

For stars and astronomers, the night is the time of shining, and blessing. So don’t fear the dark times, the hard times, the “bad times” for it’s in the night when the stars shine most brightly.

So don’t focus on the dark, but focus on shining. And remember that it’s at night when God’s blessings and faithfulness also shine – and you’ve seen too many stars to be afraid of the night.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5

Today seek to focus, in every situation, not on the darkness, but on the light of God.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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