Have you ever gone outside at night and looked at the sky? I don’t mean just glance up and notice a few stars and the moon and then quit. I mean have you ever REALLY looked at the night sky? A few times each week, I go on a walk around my neighborhood, and I always go in the evening right after it has gotten dark. This is partly to stay in shape, partly to get rid of some energy before I start getting ready for bed, and partly because it really gives me the chance to look at the night sky, and in doing so, to look at God. I have heard many Christians tell me why they love the stars and how it leads them to worship, and tonight, I want to share my own reason for finding them so absolutely amazing!
There is a version of you that I understand
At least in some small human way.
I can look at you and see a king on a throne calling Isaiah to go.
I can see that you are I AM who parts seas and rescues nations.
I know that you have the power to bring children to the barren,
To raise the dead back to life, and to see into the heart of man.
You have command over all the creatures on earth,
You have authority over all the stars in the sky,
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!’ And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said:“Woe is me, for I am undone!Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.”
I read the words and they come alive.
Your words, they draw me in.
As each one starts to reach my heart
The view around me spins.
Christ-like and Christ aren’t the same.
Godly is not a substitute for God.
My brain knows this, yet somehow I keep
Forgetting to remind my heart.
I look up to people who reflect God,
Try to be like them,
Try to imitate them,
But am I looking at God?