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Thoughts on Light

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, we become more aware of the light. Light from street lights, porch lights, flashlights and candles in the windows. Dusk seems to come in the middle of the afternoon, but now we have the opportunity to see the stars. The Bible has a lot to say about stars. In Genesis, God creates them (Gen. 1:16), in Job (Job 38:7) the stars sing in praise of God and in the Psalms (Ps. 136:9) the stars are signs of God's everlasting love, and of course there is the star of Bethlehem that leads the Wiseman to the baby Jesus (Matt. 2:9).  Take some time this week to see the stars. Plan an outing to your backyard armed with blankets, hot cocoa and a star map to try to find the pictures in the sky or make up your own dot to dot with the stars, or just wonder at these amazing symbols of God's incredible and everlasting love for you. (Note: there are a number of apps that provide star maps or look up one here, http://www.kidscosmos.org/cosmos/cosmos_star_maps.php#dec. If it's too cold or cloudy to see the stars go to www.nasa.gov and look at them through the Hubble telescope. )

Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Author: 
Linnae Peterson, M. Div.