Where Have the Stars Gone?


I saw bright stars early this morning. Sounds like a stupid statement, but because of light and smoke pollution there are nights when you can only see the very brightest stars from the Verde Valley in Arizona. I maintain that when we can no longer see stars from Earth, the human race will become extinct.

I don’t necessarily mean extinct like the dinosaurs; what I mean is dead emotionally and spiritually. Viewing the heavens has been part of mans growth from the very beginning of time. They (the stars) have sparked our imaginations and given impetus to our spiritual growth down through the ages.

I remember growing up in southern California and seeing beautiful, bright stars clear down to the horizon. The sight never ceased to amaze me and I always felt small and insignificant, but at the same time the Milky Way always inspired me and made me feel closer to my God. Without this inspiration, the human race will truly lose the most compelling proof that there is something vastly more important and mighty than our egos make us out to be.

I don’t fear the Old Testament’s Armageddon. There are a million ways for life to end and end it must – that is the way of things. What I fear is losing my humanity before I pass on. My hope is I can all look up at billions of bright stars in the universe as I prepare to leave our beautiful blue planet.

I’m just saying,




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