One of the new songs I've written (this one with Jason Ingram) is called Stars Will Fall. The theme is, in a nutshell, that when we are at the end of our rope, there is power in calling Jesus' name. "Stars will fall like rain, all the heavens and the earth will start to shake, every mountain will be moved and cast away at the mention of Your name". Now that I have preliminary copies of the recording, I played it for my parents when they were over last week, and this morning my Mom called me to tell me she was in bed last night, looking out her picture window which gives her an incredible view of the night sky and the stars were especially bright. She told me that my song was traveling through her head at the moment she saw a bright shooting star race across the sky from one end to the other. She was still relishing that moment and hoping for another when, lo and behold (I've never actually ever typed those words before) there shot another star!
She wondered how many shooting stars actually take place on average, but we are just too busy with what's down here to notice.
It's not to hard to glean some lesson out of that. God performs miracles, large and small, all around us, everyday, maybe right in front of our faces. But unless we 'lift our eyes', chances are we'll miss them.
Paul Baloche said it: "Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, I want to see you"
Bebo Norman said it:
"I will lift my eyes to the Maker of the mountains I can't climb.
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer of the oceans raging wild.
I will lift my eyes to the Healer hurt I hold inside.
I will lift my eyes...to You."