Sky Diamonds

Posted: January 17, 2009 in Candle Lights

From Candle Lights by Diane Padgett

star_gazing3I remember a time before television and twenty-four hour shopping when we would sit on the porch in the evenings.  The porch was where we could escape the heat of the house, talk about our day, or just relax in the dark and listen to the hypnotizing sound of the porch swing.

One of the things that I enjoyed doing as a child was star gazing.  I always wanted to spot a falling star so that I could make a wish.  Of course, everyone knew that when you wished upon a falling star your wish would come true.  The heavens are full of possibilities when we are young.

Times change.  People age.  Dreams fade.  Wishes cease.  For whatever reason, we stop looking at the stars.  We stop trying to catch a glimpse of a falling star.  Maybe we let the blinding sights and blaring sounds of life prevent us from looking up.

Emerson said, “When it is dark enough, we see the stars.”  This is so true.  When we lose our electricity following a storm, the stars seem to come out in full force.  Everything around us is black, but when we look up, the sky is full of sparkling diamonds.  The number of the stars in the sky and their brilliance is always amazing.

Life is sometimes like that, isn’t it?  When life gets dark enough it is then that we can see the stars.  In the dark our eyes are drawn upward and we see an innumerable array of stars.  Sky diamonds that remind us that His understanding is infinite (Psalm 147:5), and His mercy is as vast as the heavens (Psalm 57:10).  Just as the wise men “rejoiced with exceeding great joy” (Matt. 2:10) when the star of Bethlehem guided them to the Savior, when we look up in the dark and see Jesus, the bright and morning star (Rev.22:16), we can rejoice for we have a Savior and therefore, we have hope.

“Oh, beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine on.” (A. L. Phipps)

  1. Ann says:

    Thank you!!

  2. karen says:

    I am so happy to see your devotionals Diane! I especially was taken by the following thought ” In the dark our eyes are drawn upward”. How thought provoking-in my darkest hours the only way that I could see a glimmer of light was to look up to find the light of Gods truth in my situation.

  3. Angie Yilling says:

    So happy you are on the web!

  4. Rob Beaird says:

    I remember sitting on that porch with you when we would come down for summer vacations. Funny, isn’t it? The darker things get, the more we notice and need the Light of the World!

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