I just got home from a couple of trips to Southern Utah, visiting Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks. Amazing!!! Aside from the red rock formations and warm weather, I was completely awed by the night sky. I have never seen so many stars in my entire life.
So there I was, in Capitol Reef, nobody around our campsite, no lights from fires, RV's, or homes. It was a new moon so there wasn't even light from that either. Now, I've seen amazing stars before, especially when I lived in Grand Teton NP, but that particular night I felt like I could see every star that was ever created. I felt like I was being transported back to a time when people just lived off the land and ran around in loin cloths. Seriously! The stories of the constellations that I have heard and learned growing up suddenly became very real to me and I could begin to imagine what the ancients had seen when life was much simpler.
Then I began to feel very small. So many stars and worlds have been created, each with a specific purpose in the grand design. Where do I fit in to all of that? I'm just one person. It was at that point that I had an overwhelming feeling of love and peace come over me. I was created by that same Great Being for a specific purpose, and He loves me and is aware of me, just like He is aware of every single star I saw that night.