Especially dark skies have greeted me this December on my early-morning runs.  The clear mornings have revealed brilliant stars and a fairytale moon.  It’s a sight that inspires awe and joy.  But, the brilliance has been hidden by clouds some mornings.  In those moments, I’ve found myself searching for at least one star that has managed to break through the barrier of darkness. … and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was.  Matthew 2:9 Sometimes, things don’t go our way, and we have a cloudy day or two.  But, sometimes, things go horribly wrong, and clouds settle in indefinitely.  I have friends struggling with broken relationships,…