A good metaphor for life, isn't it? We know we will face scary and disheartening and painful things, but we face those challenges because we love this life God has given us, and it is worth it. Each day we have is a gift. Lord, help me use the time you give me wisely, and to be a positive influence to those around me, and to love the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. Amen.