Daily thoughts during this worldwide crisis.
I have spent nearly every minute of my life surrounded by so much light pollution that I have never seen the sky. I can think of a couple of times away from all the lights, but the full moon obscured the stars. It was still beautiful. I have gotten glimpses before, a faint view of the Milky Way – but nothing at all like this picture from Mars.
There is so much light pollution (along with a much appreciated atmosphere) that we cannot see the heavens in all their beauty. Most of us do not experience the same thing that Abraham did when he was asked if he could count the stars.
And such is life. We can get glimpses of the beauty that we were created to be. We can experience love and relationships. But there is always noise and pollution around us that keep us from clearly seeing the beauty that can only be seen from another world. I am looking forward to it.
Faith and awe at nature have always been connected. This world, I believe, is here for us to use, manage, enjoy, and care for. Pay attention today and notice each of these things.
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and there is nothing hid from its heat.