burns each spangle with a steady light

The scripture says … God “determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” ~Ps. 147:4

The poet picks up on the beauty of the stars and how they speak of deity …

    O who can witness with a careless eye
    The countless lamps that light an evening sky,
    And not be struck with wonder at the sight!
    To think what mighty Power must there abound,
    That burns each spangle with a steady light,
    And guides each hanging world its rolling round.
    What multitudes my misty eye have found;
    The countless numbers speak a Deity:
    In numbers numberless the skies are crown’d,
    And still they’re nothing which my sight can see,
    When science, searching through her aiding glass,
    In seeming blanks to me can millions trace;
    While millions more, that every heart impress,
    Still brighten up throughout eternal space.
    O Power Almighty! whence these beings shine,
    All wisdom’s lost in comprehending thine.
~John Clare

But there is more!  Not only do the stars shout out the presence of God … but we, too, have the privilege of being “stars,” lights that shine brightly in our dark world …

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life … ~Philippians 2:14-16

This little light of mine … I’m going to let it shine!

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