The night had arrived, and I was still not ready.  The moment my friends and I had heard, I began to dread the event.  I was the last to leave the cabin and drug my feet the whole way to the lake.  How could anyone in their right mind actually look forward to sleeping outside on the dock by the lake? Apparently, every other junior age girl at my summer camp, save me.  To say that I was fearful would be an understatement. I did not enjoy the outdoors, nor all the critters that came out at night to forage for food. 

I found a spot, got into my sleeping bag, and covered my head lest anyone might see my tears. Why, oh, why was I in this spot? I did not know how I was going to make it through that night.  But then something happened! I looked up and saw more stars than I have ever seen in my life.  I was shocked. How could there be that many stars in the heavens?  I stared in wonder at the sight.  Then the still small voice of the Holy Spirit spoke to my young heart if God could put all those stars in the heaven, He could protect me and bring me through the night.  Not long after, I fell asleep and slept peacefully until morning.  I have never forgotten that night and those stars. 

Now, all these years later, I find myself again wondering how I will make it through. With a world in chaos and officials moving against the work of God, I once again find myself wanting to pull my sleeping bag over my head, so no one sees my tears. But guess what? Those stars are still there! And so is the God that hung them.  I can continue to come to the Throne of Grace and ask God to do a mighty work.  He has done so in the past, and I believe He will again.

The Heavens declare the glory of God, so why can’t I?


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Miriam Chung

Miriam Chung, Christian School Teacher

Mrs. Chung grew up around the work of the ministry and now has the privilege to teach the third-grade class at the North Valley Baptist Schools. She and her husband faithfully teach young people and are a vital asset to the ministry of NVBC.