The heavens declare His righteousness,And all the peoples see His glory. – Psalm 97:6
This Thanksgiving/Christmas season was a really special one for me. Yes, it is my first one being married. My gratitude can bring me to tears at times. I have been really mindful of “counting my blessings” these days. I am thankful that God hears my prayers and that I have an active and alive relationship with Him. I am thankful that I have friends and family who love me and whom I love dearly. I am thankful that I came to Christ at an early age. (I was saved on July 3, 1984!) I am grateful for peace. I am thankful for our home and for heat. (I get cold real easy!) I am thankful for the ability to purchase food to eat and clothes to wear. Praise the Lord! I could go on… What has sparked such an attitude, you may ask? One reason, I believe, is that I stumbled upon this wonderful documentary (Thanks, Mel!) called “The Star of Bethlehem.” It is pretty amazing and gives some very strong evidence as to what the Star of Bethlehem actually was. You’ll have to watch it to find out!! (www.bethlehemstar.net) In this mind blowing documentary, I actually got to see an image of what the sky looked like on the day that Jesus was born and at two o’clock in the afternoon on the day that Jesus died. I can’t tell you how adequately of what I saw in the sky and how it impacted me. Literally, to see how God had it all laid out before the “foundation of the world” was something special. I felt so small and so loved by a really huge God. I thought, “If He is so orderly to have every tiny detail, down to the exact positioning of every little star which would proclaim the birth and death of His Son, then the details of my life do not escape Him either.” Just as He has every single star named, He has every hair on my head numbered. How can I not trust a God who is so huge, so amazing, so brilliant and so caring? My life is in His very capable hands. May His glory be displayed through my life too. May all of us desire to shine brilliant for the One who Created it all! Wow!