With the flick of a switch, headlights illuminate the dark county road.
A minute later gravel crunches under the tires where the pavement ends. After a long left curve, the lit sidewalk is in sight.
Everything else is a familiar, beautiful black.
The car’s now in park. Needing nothing more than a crack, the hot, humid air greets its visitors.
Bags are grabbed, doors are shut and then there’s a long pause to look up.
They say Texas stars are bright at night but most of the time city lights steal their show.
But not here.
There they are … shining bright in all their glory. A borrowed glory fashioned on purpose to point even higher.
In the looking up, home is found … again.
“I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore…” -Genesis 22:17
“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
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” -Romans 1:20