July 2012 Letter–Dear Stars

July 2012 Letter–Dear Stars,

I love you! 

In the early hours of these hot summer nights, I often sit on my patio and wait for you.  And then you appear, one by one.  And I think about how far, how brilliant, and how powerful you are. You twinkle in the vast evening sky with such majesty. You shine unashamed, night after night, no matter what. Sometimes I cannot see you, yet you are still there, just hidden by the clouds. I love to think about that: you are still there, just hidden…

You dance in the sky, and you cause my heart to dance as well. At the end of my bad days you shine, and at the end of my wonderful days you shine.  You simply take your place and do who you are.   

Each one of you is just one, yet powerful and strong. Some of you are brighter, bigger, softer. You are the work of art of The Creator up above. He named each single one of you, grouping you into breathtaking patterns that we call constellations. You cause me to imagine, and to dream, and to think big, and bigger still.  And you keep on becoming. 

Scientists have attempted to dissect you, number you, draw diagrams of you, catalog you. Yet you remain untamed, mysterious, full of dream and hopes.  Breathless beauty in the sky up above.  

I wait for you at night. Within a few minutes you show up in full force, and I can’t help but stare as I become enveloped with the majesty of what you are. I cannot help but declare the greatness of your maker.  

A few moments with you, and I remember how small I am in this galaxy I am a part of.  A few moments with you, and I remember that He named you one by one, and that He counts the very hair on my head.  A few moments with you, and I remember that He is in control of all there is.  

And I remember to breathe deep, and to declare His faithfulness.

Thank you for all the joy you bring to me, 

Barbara

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

#167 the evening sky

#166 my hot tub

#165 hot summer nights

#164 light jazz

Linking up with Seedlings in Stone, Play Dates, What Joy is Minea Mama’s Story, Hear it on Sunday, SDG, FridayfavesTell me a Story, Deep Roots at Home and Heart Reflected

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22 comments

  1. When I’m looking at stars and seeing photos of them from scientific groups, I always think I’m looking forward to being on my way to heaven or flitting back and forth while serving the Lord and seeing all those glorious bits and pieces in the sky. It will be so wonderful. Good reminder on your part.

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  2. My family, we star gaze on the shore of our family cottage on a lake of glass at night’s end in the summer. And there is something about it that makes me feel like all is right with the world. Looking forward to returning there in a few weeks and this makes me long for it even more.

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  3. Your post reminds me how as kids we would find a dark place usually at the cemetary where there were no lights – – and watch for falling stars! We could pick out the big dipper and a few others, but most in our minds were to see the falling stars. Thanks you for sharing at Tell me a Story blog party.

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  4. I am so thankful for the stars, too, Barbara! They remind me how small I am, how large God is, and how vast his love is for all of his creation, including me.

    I especially liked the part about they are there even when “hidden.” God is faithful, even when we don’t see his hand!

    Have a blessed day.

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  5. It’s so good to see you. I too love the stars. I love being somewhere with little to no light pollution so that you can see the heavens in all their splendor. Thank you for sharing this.

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