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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Following stars--6 days 'til Christmas

"Following Stars," 5 x 7 watercolor Christmas card

"This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through...."

                                                        --Gospel song.

This season reminds us we're all on journeys, some intentional, others unawares, just because we're living creatures, following stars.

This season of stars should not only remind us of memories of past journeys, but more, more than just beckoning.

In our walk through daily living, we can lose sight of the stars, especially in dark years like this. 

May they remind us that we are all sojourners in eternity, and of the Bible's admonition to treat all sojourners well, especially in these years of fear, racism and locking up children of immigrants.

May the stars remind us this year how important each step, each moment, each fellow sojourner, is. The darker the nights, the brighter, the more important the stars.

"Only in darkness can you see the stars." --Martin Luther King Jr.

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