Jul 29, 2008

star gazing

Last night we went for a late night family walk. While we were walking we noticed how bright the stars were. So when we got home, I got a blanket, spread it out over the wet grass, and we laid on our backs gazing at the beautiful night sky. We found the Big Dipper & the North Star. We even saw two falling stars while we were laying there.

And we discussed how great God is. The creator of the heavens and the earth. He knows each of the stars by name. Kaitlin told us that one of them is named Julia because she saw on TV that Julia had a star named after her. Probably so. God knows Julia the Star by name. And he knows us, too.

Oh if I could have stayed there forever with Kaitlin and Sarah laying on each side of me nestled in my arms!

This morning my reading in my One Year Bible was, providentially, Isaiah 40.
Look up to the heavens.
Who created all the stars?
He brings them out like an army, one after another,
calling each by its name.
Because of his great power and incomparable strength,
not a single one is missing.
O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles?
O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights?
Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
(Isaiah 40:26-29)

The funny thing is, I got behind in my reading. This wasn't supposed to be the day that I read it. But God is so good, so timely. He cares for the stars & he cares enough for me to save the "wrong" day's reading for the right time.

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