Saturday, May 2, 2015

Thoughtful Spot Sunday . . .


The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
~Psalm 19:1~

On these beautiful, cold spring nights, the way they still tend to be, with stars shining through the lacy tree brances.  The new leaves are just unfurling; dark shapes against the night sky, but in the daylight they are almost florescent yellow-green.  On these gorgeous clear, spring nights the night skys are usually full of stars!

I can't even imagine what David saw, just think how bright the stars must have been for  him, standing in Jerusalem on a crisp, cool night.  So long ago, there were no competing city lights, only flickering candles and oil lamps.  Where I live, you can still see some of those stars, but the city lights have made some of them a blur, even though we live in the country.  

You can often find me in the mountains, star gazing!  And on those nights, I feel like David, looking at the stars against a black velvet heaven.  How can you not believe in God, when you look at the majesty of the night sky?  How absolutely beautiful this world he created is, with such a spectacular backdrop.

Life tends to get so busy that sometimes we forget to look around us at the magnificence of creation!  That's one excellent reason to read the Psalms:  Over and Over they remind me of God's greatness.  Over and over, they remind me to praise.

Glory be to the Lord.  How glorious is His World . . . how beautiful his firmament!




Hugs,



7 comments:

  1. You are so right Barb......I rarely go out and look at the Stars...I think the reason for this is because we live right in town and we just don't have a great view. I love looking at the stars and I hope to be able to do this more often. You have inspired me to do so...even if we have to drive out to the farm! Many Blessings.

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  2. So true! It's always "better to look up." Have a great weekend.

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  3. Loved this post. My kids and I were outside last evening comparing the stars here and in new Zealand. It was a beautiful site but not as bright as there. Like you we have a lot of city light. But we did enjoy trying to pick out different constellations. BTW love your new picture! Have a wonderful sabbath.

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  4. Our only light source at night, is the stars (and moon).......Ahhhhh! I just spent 3 days in Utah and did not notice one star. Love my country life. Thanks for your post, reminding me how great my life is, surrounded by God's masterpieces!

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  5. What a lovely post this one is. I loved all of your thoughts. Our Creator is so amazing and how can anyone not believe in Him. I wish that I could view the stars more. Perhaps, I will visit you sometime and we can gaze at the stars dear friend and just feel blessed.
    The video is so awesome; I love her voice.
    Blessings and hugs for the two of you!

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  6. Barb, I love your post. So true!!! I am sorry that you have to post anonymously on my blog. I don't know how to fix it. {{HUGS}}

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  7. Amen!
    Thank you for this great post, and for a sweet and simple testimony of our Heavenly Father.

    I feel lucky and blessed to live in a place where star gazing is a regular, nightly event. I remember living in the city, and what I missed the most, were the stars :)

    Happy Mother's day to you.

    ~K.

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