Lift your eyes and look to the heavens.
—Isaiah 40:26

James and Kathryn were living happily in our community when they were abruptly transferred to a remote outpost in Alberta, Canada.

I stopped by to spend a night with them when a trip took me their way. As we reminisced, a tear trickled down Kathryn’s cheek. She stepped outside—and I soon followed. She was gazing at the stars.

“Homesick?” I asked.

“Terribly. I miss my friends. I feel like I’m on a different planet. The stars connect me with home because they’re the same stars I used to view with my friends.”

“The heavens declare the glory of God . . . There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world” (Ps 19:1, 3–4).

The stars say nothing—and everything.

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