LGD 012: Heavenly Lights

Montana sky filled with stars

In the Big Sky area of Montana, the summer months blend the night sky with the evening light creating a magical moment where the stars begin to shine brightly.

Montana sky filled with stars
Photo by Dave Anthold (2018) – Gallatin Gateway, MT

Growing up the city, we often lose touch with the creator’s majesty as it dances across the sky.

As I read today’s scripture,

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

James 1:17

I am reminded that God knows,

  • How many hairs are on my head.
  • How many grains of sand cover the earth.
  • How many unborn children have graced the gates of heaven.
  • How many stars are in the sky.

As I enjoyed the evening sky during that summer visit, I snapped the picture in this post.

One snapshot.

One moment in a million moments that catches the streak left behind of a shooting star.

One heart reminded that God’s Got This. He created the heavens and the earth, I think He can get us through this global pandemic.

A year ago, I attended CatalystWest, a next-generation leadership conference. As I sat in my seat, Kayla Stoecklein – a mother of three boys and a widow, was introduced to the audience.

Her husband, a father, and a pastor committed suicide after a bout of depression and struggles with mental health. As she told her story, she kept coming back to the phrase, God’s Got This.

Let her words echo in your heart – God’s Got This! He will get you through this pandemic or trial you are facing.

When you need a reminder of how much God loves you, go outside lay on the grass and look up to see the heavenly lights that He has created for you.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the reminder that you’ve got this. You saw our situation before it ever was a situation. You spoke the world, the solar system, and the galaxies into existent. Give us a reminder of who you are today at the moment when we need it most. Thank you for giving us heavenly lights. Amen!

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I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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