Don’t They Remind You of How Feeble we are {the Stars}

“What are you thinking about?” he asked.

“The stars,” I muttered back, barely hearing him.

We were driving, cities only a memory as I sat there with a locked gaze on the sky above me.  I’d forgotten how bright they shine.  I was struck particularly by the two that shone especially bright, which I later discovered to be planets: Venus and Jupiter.  I saw Orion and remembered how Scorpio wasn’t far behind, wildly chasing the warrior.

I got lost- just for a moment.  In all the wonder above me, this brightness.  “Look at the stars, don’t they remind you of how feeble we are.”  It’s a line from a John Mayer song and it played over and over again in my mind.  I certainly felt feeble in that moment.

And suddenly my discouraged heart felt lifted.  There is Someone who formed the stars in his hands like play-doh; rolled them up and said, “You, shine there.”  He dreamed up planets and then they existed.

He holds the stars in his hands, surely he holds my future too.  Surely He’ll provide, surely He’ll have mercy, surely as the moon shines nightly.

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7 thoughts on “Don’t They Remind You of How Feeble we are {the Stars}

  1. This reminds me of the classic Kurt Weill song “Lost in the Stars”:

    Before Lord God made the Sea and the Land
    He held all the stars in the palm of his hand
    And they ran through his fingers like grains of sand
    And one little star fell alone.

    So the Lord God hunted through the white night air
    For the little dark star on the wind down there
    And he stated and promised
    To take special care
    So it wouldn’t get lost again

    Now a man don’t mind if the stars grow dim
    And the clouds blow over and darken him
    So long as the Lord God ‘s watching over him
    Keeping track how it all goes on~

    But I’ve been walking through the night, through the day
    Till my eyes get weary and my head turns grey
    And sometimes it seems maybe God’s gone away
    Forgetting the promise that we’ve heard him say
    And we’re lost out here in the stars~~
    Little stars and big stars
    Blowing through the night
    And we’re lost out here in the stars~~~~~~
    Little stars and big stars
    Blowing through the night
    And we’re lost out here in the stars

  2. This reminds me of the classic Kurt Weill song “Lost in the Stars” —

    Before Lord God made the Sea and the Land
    He held all the stars in the palm of his hand
    And they ran through his fingers like grains of sand
    And one little star fell alone.

    So the Lord God hunted through the white night air
    For the little dark star on the wind down there
    And he stated and promised
    To take special care
    So it wouldn’t get lost again

    Now a man don’t mind if the stars grow dim
    And the clouds blow over and darken him
    So long as the Lord God ‘s watching over him
    Keeping track how it all goes on~

    But I’ve been walking through the night, through the day
    Till my eyes get weary and my head turns grey
    And sometimes it seems maybe God’s gone away
    Forgetting the promise that we’ve heard him say
    And we’re lost out here in the stars~~
    Little stars and big stars
    Blowing through the night
    And we’re lost out here in the stars~~~~~~
    Little stars and big stars
    Blowing through the night
    And we’re lost out here in the stars

  3. My daughter, not there’s anything wrong with being “just a wife and mama” but you, my dear, are so much more. And yes, He holds us in His hands!

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