A Million Stars

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.


About 49andcounting

Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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2 Responses to A Million Stars

  1. I tried to “like” it but it wouldn’t let me. Thanks for first thing in the morning devotion.

  2. suewoo says:

    I’ve missed your writing, Michaela! This is beautiful!

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