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Under the Stars


“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” – Psalm 19:1

Sophie was a surprise baby for her parents who were in their late forties. Her dad passed away shortly after she was born. So her beloved uncle stepped in to help raise her.

“He did almost everything with me.” Sophie says with a laugh, “Growing up; I sometimes felt like he was more my dad than my uncle. But he’s always loved me so fiercely.”

Sophie’s favorite memories with her uncle include camping in the woods. In her family, it was tradition for each father to take his children camping for a couple of weeks in the summer.

Sophie’s uncle took her when she was eight, and she loved the adventure. “I remember how quiet it was out there. We’d stare at the sky all lit up with stars and my uncle would tell the funniest stories about what he and my dad had done together growing up.”

The experience was what led Sophie to become a professor of astronomy. “My uncle told me once that God knows every star by name and I think that’s why studying the universe became my passion.”

God’s creation is continually proclaiming His work. You can see this evidence in blooming flowers, changing leaves, and even the snow that God sends to blanket the world.

Prayer: God, You created the world around me with such wisdom and skill! Thank you for the gift of nature. Like all of Creation, let me be continually proclaiming Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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