A Stellar Delay

 

Two hours before an October dawn, I walked to the exercise center. For some reason, I glanced up and was surprised by the closeness, clearness and the multiplicity of the stars! Transfixed in the street I gazed upward at the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, Orion and all the glittering stars in between. Mouth opened; arms stretched; body slowly turning, turning to gaze, spellbound. This sight brought crowding thoughts:

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To not stumble means

not taking the risk to be

surprised by the stars

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If I am transfixed

by Christ’s powerful light, then

the stumbling blocks that

clamor for my attention

will not be so important

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On the other hand,

to stand in the middle of

the street looking up

means I can get splattered by

oncoming traffic, and so…

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There has to be a

happy medium in life

God knows I must care

for my body, for my work,

my family, government…

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But God does expect

me to look up and notice

Him throughout the day

and take some time each week to

praise His glory with others

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The stars make me smile

They make me dream, imagine,

get out of myself

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Whatever… it was

a magnificent thing to

see the universe tho’

for a short five minutes

 

Tam Raynor

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