My hubby loves to camp. Don’t get me wrong, our style of camping doesn’t include a tent and sleeping bags…our camping includes a nice soft bed, two air conditioners…and oh, we can’t forget tv!
I honestly believe my favorite part of camping no one else in the camp ground experiences. (lake people are not known for getting up early)… But I do. At about 5am I make my first cup of coffee and tip-toe outside. The crickets are chirping, the air is cool and it is very, very dark. Except for the night sky. I look up and see a million stars. It is beautiful… It is amazing. Away from the city lights, the stars are brighter and more vast than you can imagine. It’s always a “God moment”, when I feel as if I’m a grain of sand in His big world. I sip my coffee and bask in the quiet, I feel His arms wrapped around me…I feel peace.
This morning, as the dawn began to break, as a pink and orange glow lifted from the horizon… I watched as the stars disappeared. It hit me how much like God’s love this is, although I can’t see them, I know a million stars are still there. At a time such as this, this year 2020 with all it’s fear, all of its turmoil, all of its loss of moral compass…I wonder what will become of our country. I worry, I grieve, I pray… But this morning God spoke to me… Do not worry, do not fear…I am still with you even when you can not see…I am like a million stars.
Isaiah 41:10. Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.