From the time I was 10 years of age and read my first book about the stars and planets, I have had a fascination with the subject of astronomy. What captured my imagination was the relative size of those twinkling little lights above us. The earth, I discovered, was a mere peanut compared to the larger bodies in our neighborhood. I am still awestruck by the unbelievable dimensions of God's creation. How does one grasp the meaning of a visible universe that is at least 30 billion light years across and composed of perhaps 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars? It is breathtaking to consider what exists there in the silent sky. One of the objects relatively near to us, a star named Epsilon, is actually larger than the orbit of Pluto in our solar system! If it were hollow, it could contain more than 2.3 billion of our suns!
There'll be Bluebirds overThe white cliffs of DoverTomorrow, just you wait and seeThere'll be love and laughterAnd peace ever after,Tomorrow, when the world is freeThe shepherd will tend his sheepThe valley will bloom againAnd Jimmy will go to sleepIn his own little room againThere'll be Bluebirds overThe white cliffs of DoverTomorrow, just you wait and see.
This song came to symbolize the courage of a people looking past death and sacrifice to a better day ahead. Churchill called that era "their finest hour."
Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
It's the "adversity principle," and all of us are affected by it one way or the other.
From Dr. Dobson's book When God Doesn’t Make Sense.