When Do The Stars Shine?

My parents live out in the country where it is beautiful, quiet, and serene. At night, it’s really dark outside because there aren’t tons of street lights, fluorescent fast food restaurant signs, etc. Nighttime in the country is awesome because you can see the stars shining so bright!

When do the stars shine?

“You may not always know the details of your Journey or clearly see where the trail is leading, but God will always give you enough light to take the next step”

Let me pose the question…when do the starts shine? Most people will answer that the stars shine at night. However, the correct answer is that the stars actually shine all the time! However, in order to see the brilliance and beauty of the stars it has to be dark outside. Sometimes, we have to go through seasons of darkness in order to see God’s light shine through in our lives. Those dark times are usually very uncomfortable and can cause us to fumble haphazardly because we can’t clearly see what is going on around us. We can often feel alone and nervous. Sometimes, it’s downright scary because we can’t see what’s in front of us. However, focusing on that little glimmer of light that comes from those stars is enough illumination to light our path. What I have found to be true out in the country at night is that if you stand still long enough to let the pupils of your eyes dilate (become larger to let in more light), you can actually start to identify shadows and objects and can see the stars more clear. 

A plaque my mom gave me in college states the following:

You may not always know the details of your journey or clearly see where the trail is leading, but God will always give you enough light to take the next step.”

Glory!! How awesome is it that God will always give you enough light to take the next step as long as you have the faith to keep moving! Just Keep Moving!

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4 thoughts on “When Do The Stars Shine?

  1. Awesome words Dr. April! I often tell kids you are stars and you must always let your light shine (classroom, recess, or cafeteria). That also goes for adults. We must shine at work and everywhere our feet take us. Thanks Dr. April!

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