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Dark Sky Holiness Philippians 3:4b-14

Dark Sky Holiness

We may need to go dark before we can see the light.

At a Glance

Some cities are reducing artificial light pollution as a way of enabling people to see the stars in the vastness of the night sky. The apostle Paul encourages us to cut down on the things that prevent us from seeing and pursuing the bright light of Christ and his resurrection.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text, see "Radical Honesty," October 5, 2014, at

If you've ever spent a night out in the desert or some other remote area far from human habitation, one of the things that immediately caught your attention was the brilliant array of stars in the night sky. Out there, the Milky Way is not a candy bar, but a visible and seemingly infinite band of stars and planets that causes many observers to contemplate their finitude. One can feel quite small standing in the vast and expanding universe of God's creation.

Contrast that experience to, say, glancing up at the night sky as you exit your local shopping plaza while munching on a Milky...

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