Friday, April 12, 2013

Outside on a Starry Night

Where do you start on a journey of faith?
     Start outside on a dark, clear night.
Stand on tiptoe and stretch to the sky
     Look up at the bright starry sight.

See worlds in orbit and suns aflame;
     Pause to consider their faraway light.  

No mere chance, their place up so high;
     God created them – and you – by His might. 

Give God the glory for His greatness,
     To honor Him is only right.
Reflection reveals His handiwork,
     Our Father speaks from the lofty height,

Not only in His vast creation --
     He has given His Word to men;
Rejoice, give thanks for amazing grace
     And enjoy a starry night again.

by Elaine Hardt ©1994