Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Praise him sun and moon; praise him all you shining stars! For he commanded and they were created. Psalm 148: 3,5

When I was a freshman in college at Concordia University in River Forest, the school took all the new students to a camp a few hours away in Wisconsin. I remember two things about that trip.

First, on day 2 I woke up with a HUGE mosquito bite right above my lip. Second, the sheer number of stars that I could see in the sky.

One of the tradeoffs of living in a big city is that the light pollution is going to mask most of the stars. So any time I catch an unobscured glimpse of God’s beautiful creation, I will get a sore neck because I have to look up. One of the realities of our sin is that it masks all of the awesome and beautiful things that God has placed within each one of us.

Today, may we look for opportunities to catch glimpses of the beauty God placed in us and each person we meet today. 

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