Saturday, July 2, 2011

He Made the Stars Also

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 I walked out into the starry night, sitting down in the middle of the wet grass, gazing up. 
How big it was...
Falling back into the grass, I continued to look up into the bright night. The summer breeze ran through the leafy trees, whispering in hushed tones. What were they saying to me?
Fireflies glowed all around me; they looked as if they were star dust, falling from the shining skies. 
Hands behind my head, mind in a trance, I gazed upward, quietly quoting Isaiah 55:8-11.
"For as high as the heavens are above the earth..." I repeated after the last line.
"Lord, Your ways are so much higher... and the God who made this," I scanned the massive skies and the glowing lights.
"The God that made this can surely do mighty things for me - for the people I pray for."
I went quiet, and then in a whisper, as if fearing it would break the moment, said,
"He made the stars, also." 
The crickets sang and filled the warm night air - I didn't want this to end. Music played through my mind. It was a moment that could only be explained in words that do not go... until whenever.
The night was so big... my God is so big. 

Starry skies, glowing fireflies - I keep cryin', I keep wonderin' - so far away, but oh, so close to my heart. An ocean lies before me, and I wonder, 'How do I get there?' . Nights are long, but I look up to the sky, and I see it all in my Heaven. I whisper, 'You're the one in my life', and I say a prayer. So far away, until whenever, and bright heavens that always glow.
I look up, and I remember,
"He made the stars also." 
You know my heart, will You wait? 
I look up, and my heart feels like it will cry, but the tears won't come. 
I look up, and I remember,
"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are My ways than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
So I remember, and so I look up, and I stand alone in darkness, surrounded by stars, and I smile, though my heart is sad, and I trust in my Lord - who made the stars, also.... 

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