365 project 2016

Day 97 Spring Stars

April 10, 2016
Spring Stars

Spring Stars

I may as well call this season the season of stars. It sounds much better than the season of my grief. I just keep finding myself here in this place of quiet. There are no demands here. There is nothing to do here but breathe and pray. I feel my heart beating in the stillness and I am grateful to be here.

The stars are still shining.

These are the same stars I wept under after Mama died. I screamed, sobbed and begged into the depth of the night sky and still they beamed. I laid my head on the chest of God under these stars, grief spilling from my whole being. They never left their posts or wavered in their intensity. The stood like sentries in the darkness, ever-burning with hope.

I have a new affection for the stars. They have remained constant in a season of great uncertainty. They have spoken to me about the character of God– his faithfulness and brilliance, his great love and strength.

I suspect this won’t be the last star photograph.

Psalm 147:3,4 ~”He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.”


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  • Reply CarolS. April 10, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Good! Your star photographs are contagiously peaceful. More of them is needed! 😉
    I too, went out under the stars last night and was awed at their brilliance and clarity! (There are too many neighbor’s light and city lights to see them well, usually). The air was crisp and clear last night (rare for FL). It made the stars scream God’s glory even louder! OH! It was such a HUG!
    Thank you for your posts. They are hugs to me from God. (When things like this happen my mother in law is known to say, “It’s a God-wink!”). Yep! Hahahaha!

  • Reply Christine Perica April 10, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I just love your star photographs, Maryanne! Will never tire of them. We’ve often lived in big cities with bright night skies that wash out the stars. But now we are in New Mexico where we see them every cloudless night. They are one of God’s greatest gifts to us humans. Their brilliance, predictable patterns and the knowledge that they are there behind the brilliance of the day sun. Please continue to post photos of the night sky.

  • Reply ginny April 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

    The stars are like a whisper from Him to remind us …”I am here”, “I am here”, “I am here,” – Immanuel – God with us !!

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