Starry Skies Station

Instructions

Walk up on the stage (or as close as you can get) and let the images of the starry skies on the screen fill your view. Pause there for a few minutes. Breathe slowly and deeply. Take in the amazing images.

Reflection

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

Psalm 19:1-4

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26

Simple

What do the stars “speak” to you about who God is?

What does the God who formed the stars want to say to you?

Go deeper

A sky full of stars forms an important backdrop in our imagination of the Christmas story. In our mind’s eye we see the incredibly bright and remarkable Star of Bethlehem pointing the way to the birth place of the Light of the World. We see a group of hard-working, humble shepherds watching and protecting their sheep beneath a sky full of magnificent stars, only to then be visited by an even more spectacular display in the skies – the most outrageous in-break of supernatural glory: a sky full of angels, declaring praise and peace as an unimaginably beautiful choir. So great was the event of the birth of Christ that God couldn’t but splash the wonder of it all over the skies.

Scripture often directs us to look to the stars, to see them as evidence of the majesty and glory of their creator. As we take the time to be still before some magnificent starry images, let the stars “speak” that message to your soul:

Our God is great, mighty and powerful

Our God is a master artist and engaged caretaker

Nothing is more powerful than he; no one is more loving

Yet this God is mindful of each of us

The God of the stars sees and knows us