Sky Full of Children

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Night Sky by Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee

On this eve of Thanksgiving,

I share with you, the words of Madeleine L'Engle:

"I look at the stars and wonder.  How old is the universe?  All kinds of estimates have been made and, as far as we can tell, not one is accurate.  All we know is that once upon a time or, rather, once before time, Christ called everything into being in a great breath of creativity -- waters, land, green growing things, birds and beasts, and finally human creatures -- the beginning, the genesis, not in ordinary Earth days; the Bible makes it quite clear that God's time is different from our time.  A thousand years for us is no more than the blink of an eye to God.  But in God's good time the universe came into being, opening up from a tiny flower of nothingness to great clouds of hydrogen gas to swirling galaxies.  In God's good time came solar systems and planets and ultimately this planet on which I stand on this autumn evening as the Earth makes its graceful dance around the sun.  It takes one Earth day, one Earth night, to make a full turn, part of the intricate pattern of the universe.  And God called it good, very good.

A sky full of God's children!  Each galaxy, each star, each living creature, every particle and sub-atomic particle of creation, we are all the children of the Maker.  . . .

I stand on the deck of my cottage, looking at a sky full of God's children, knowing that I am one of the many brethren and sistren . . . bathed in this love  . . ."

From Bright Evening Star: Mystery of the Incarnation by Madeleine L'Engle

Give thanks!

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019