Growing up the 90s

Beyond the stars

The Christian Science Monitor

Some people believe that wishing on a star will make a dream come true. Others think that the stars actually have power over them. And they may think that by reading the horoscopes in the newspaper, they can find out how their day is going to go.

The stars are really beautiful, but they are very far away. They can't really know what you and I are going through here on earth. So it's a good thing that the stars actually don't control us! But there is a very intelligent and good power that does direct us, the stars, everything. Like the stars, you and I have a creator—the One who got the whole universe started. And that one creator is God, divine Spirit.

The Bible speaks in many places about God's creation and tells how much God loves it. One of my favorite places is in the book of Psalms. This is a book of songs about the joy of praising and loving God. But you'll also find verses that tell of God's love and joy in us and in His whole creation. In one place the Psalmist says of God, "He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names" (147:4).

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