If you recall I just posted about my grandfather’s sudden passing and how difficult it has been on my whole family (read about it here). Since my last post there have been so many ‘signs’ from God that have literally brought me to tears and I wanted to share my favorite.
The first day I went to Grandpa’s grave on my own was about a week after his passing. It was pretty cold so I kept my car running. As I slowly got back into my car there was a commercial on the radio that you could get a star named after a loved one. My eyes welled with tears as I had never heard a commercial for this on the station I listen to for hours every day. When I got home I immediately looked it up and sure enough— you can name a star. I kind of took this as a sign —I needed to get a star named after Grandpa to give to my dad, Grandma, and uncles for Father’s Day. When I bought the star, I got to choose a name for the star and I could pay extra to pick which constellation it would be a part of. Knowing close to nothing about the galaxy, I chose to have one randomly selected for me.
When I saw the huge envelope in the mailbox I couldn’t wait to see how the certificate turned out. As I scanned the page, I saw the name of the star- “Grandpa Duane Walz;” I saw the coordinates; and then I looked at the bottom of the page as to which constellation it is in- Delphinus.
I instantly broke out in tears. Delphinus is Delphine in Latin, which is my Grandma’s name. What are the chances that Grandpa’s star would be in Grandma’s constellation? And who knew Grandma had a constellation named after her?!
I have a science background, so I naturally had to look up how many constellations there are and from what I have gathered there are 88 constellations that Grandpa’s star could have been a part of, but God knew how much I needed the reassurance that He already has the whole plan written.
It was another reminder that even if I don’t know or understand God’s plans I can trust that He is good and we are never alone.