Genesis 1:16 – God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.

Over the last 3 years I have run a little over 1500 miles at night. And one thing that has been constant over those 3 years is Orion and his dog… my favorite stars. (I know they are groups of stars)

Orion is always there with his dog (whom I have affectionately named Sparky) to cheer me on. I always look for them first thing when I go out to run.

The more that I run the more that I can understand the ancients who believed that the stars were somehow representations of the gods to them. The gods were manifesting themselves to the humans in the stars. I can see it. Like the sun and moon the stars are always there. You can relay on them and even take them for granted. Orion and Sparky are welcome running partners for me any night.

I know these stars are not manifestations of God per se, but he did create them and hang them in the sky. They may not be the way that he manifests himself, but they are the way that he manifests himself since they are his creation and he shows them to us daily, or should I say nightly.

I thank you Orion and Sparky for your faithful running support and further I thank God for teaming them up with me.

— Eli

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