Stargazing in the City

Shenzhen, China

If you look up and to the left of the tallest building you can see from my balcony, you will see one lone star. Go ahead, zoom in. I’m serious, you’ll see it. I’ve got one star, and I’m taking it. And I’m calling it stargazing.

Just because I cannot see the other stars doesn’t mean that they are not there. I have seen them before while laying on a dock on a Northern Minnesota lake. Sitting in the grass in the Swedish countryside. Walking in a village in southern China. So as I sit here on my balcony looking at my one star, I see the thousands in my mind’s eye and I know they are there.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews‬ 11:1‬ ‬‬

I don’t always see God either. There are many things in this life that can obscure my view. But that does not mean He is not with me. For I have seen Him move, heard His voice, felt His touch. There are days that His presence is very close, and there are days I feel very much alone. This is the life of faith. And someday I shall see Him face to face. This is my hope.

May you have hope today and faith even if you cannot see the stars. They are there, and so is their maker.

With love from China.
Shalom, Heidi

By Heidi Olson

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