Sunday, November 23, 2008

More About Stars


Every night before my little boy crawls into bed and after all the bedtime routine is done, we take him to the bathroom one more time and I run into his room with my flashlight and go around to every one of the sticky glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling and make sure each gets a good long beam of light, so that when we tuck him in and the lights go off, he gets the most amazing 'night sky' I can give him.   I take so much pleasure preparing it night after night after night, knowing that he'll love it.  

Tonight as I balanced precariously on the edge of his mattress, reaching for that one far off star for the hundredth time, I thought, "I wonder if God didn't take similar pleasure when He created the stars so long ago, knowing that one day, I would stare at them"  

I believe that every shimmering star, every sunset, every Spring blossom, every Autumn leaf and each quiet snowfall was designed for the delight of His children which, in turn, leads to His Glory.  

10 comments:

Mayra said...

Awwwwww, Daniel is so lucky to have you as a dad!!! AND I agree with you.

Jake T. said...

We have a bird feeder hanging from our tree at home. The variety of birds that show up is astounding. But the richness of their colors is amazing. What a wonderful Creator we serve, who took the time to paint us such a beautiful canvas.

Jennifer Dukes Lee said...

What a beautiful picture of God's grace and His gifts to us. He is so present in the ordinary-ness of our lives. If we'd just take the time to pause, look around, and see that He's all over the place.

Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So true, Aaron. Thank you for that.

One Small Voice said...

That's really sweet. :]

Anonymous said...

About STARS... In The Book Of JOB---Chapter 38; Verses 6-7,and 31 Who laid the Foundations of the Earth , as the Morning Stars SANG TOGETHER ? And THE ANGELS SHOUTED FOR Joy !!! ( Some NAMES of Constellations of STARS ,listed at Verse:#31 ! And JESUS is called the BRIGHT MORNING STAR ! What an AMAZING CREATOR > GOD ! In My Home there Are Florescent -Glowing Plastic STARS on OUR CEILINGS For Christmas !

Anonymous said...

Gee,Bro' Shust,

Happy THANKSGIVING To: You & YOURS,And Thanks Be To God ->>> For OUR MANY Blessings, Including Having Aaron Share His Life & Thoughts With US ! We APPRECIATE YOU ! God's Blessings To You ALL in the Coming Holiday SEASON ! We Will Follow HIS STAR That LEADS Us To The PLACE of His Birth, And Ultimately Find HIM, waiting for US , With His Heart Full Of LOVE !

B.S. And The Entire CLAN !

Mayra said...

You should show Daniel the stars tonight for a special treat! He'll see Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon in conjunction! Maybe they'll be shining as brightly as they do in his room.

Jeannie said...

My brother made an 8 Point-STAR Of Bethlehem out of Thick Frosty Panels of Plastic That Resembles The Star The Wise Men Followed To Find the Christ-Child . He Put it High on THE ROOF of OUR House And Fastened Lights Behind IT To Make It Shimmer Like The Real STAR of Bethlehem ! When a Neighbor's Boy SAW it , he said , "Gosh ! I wish we could SEE Stars That Bright , year long ! " So > Make Some Stars of Your own, and Hang them High !********************* ~~~~~~~~~~~MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERY ONE !~~~~~~~~ And God Bless us ALL ! *****************Jeannie

Jeannie said...

Hey Bro ! By the Way,do you know the song (Beautiful) + STAR OF BETHLEHEM + ? It's Great ! Many Country & Blue Grass Musicians have recorded it ........Beautiful STAR of Bethlehem **********// SHINE ON ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jeannie