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Celebrating Our Stories – An Ordinary Woman Reflects …

     I have a more contemplative than scientific mind, and I’ve never been particularly fascinated by astronomy. Honestly, even when someone points them out, I usually can’t identify constellations.

     My husband’s recent obsession with taking photographs of night skies, however, has piqued my interest in the stars. Although I believe I’ve now legitimately seen the Big Dipper, my thoughts when I look at Ron’s astrophotography generally turn toward

     the wonder,

          the vastness,

               the magnificence

                    of God’s creation.

     From a deep place in my spirit, my soul exclaims, “Wow!”

     I loved this photo Ron captured of the nighttime sky from atop Steptoe Butte, which is a quartzite island overlooking the rich farmlands of the Palouse hills in Whitman County, Washington. I’m fascinated by the illuminations from farmhouses dotting the undulating hillside and lights glowing from the college town of Moscow, Idaho, on the horizon.

     The souls of people often connect with nature, and as I looked at this photograph, I thought of David’s words recorded in Psalms 8:3 & 4 (NLT):

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?

     I hope my reflection on these words will point you to God’s extraordinary creativity and unimaginable care for you.

I’m thinking about and praying for you…

Sue Reeve