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The psalmist wrote, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”
— Psalm 8:3-4 (NIV)
One night I was sitting in my room thinking about my problems when my father called me out to the porch. He said, “Look at the sky; there are so many stars. What a beautiful night!” I had never stopped to consider the beauty of the night sky. His statement made me forget about my problems for a little while. As I looked up, I answered, “Yes, they are beautiful.”
Sometimes we are so busy thinking about our trials that we forget that God always gives us something good to enjoy, even in the midst of our difficulties. It may be our loving family, or even a beautiful flower, the fresh air, the singing of the birds, or the beauty of the stars.
That night as I looked up to the sky and enjoyed the stars, my problems had not yet been resolved. But I realized that just as the stars keep shining even when I do not notice, God blesses us in all circumstances because God’s love for us is unconditional.
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