Friday, 12 August 2022

Starry Starry Night

The Northern Lights were clearly visible over North Norfolk on Monday night. I should have loved to have gone and seen them, but Bob had a Parish Council meeting and I didn't fancy driving up there by myself. Maybe another time...

But I will go outside to see the Perseids tonight, the meteor shower should be at its peak in the early hours of Saturday morning [says the paper]
When the world seems a dark and dreary place, it restores my soul to go and stand outside on a warm summer night and look up at the stars. 
I think of Isaiah 40;26 which says

“So—who is like me? Who holds a candle to me?” says The Holy. Look at the night skies: Who do you think made all this? Who marches this army of stars out each night, counts them off, calls each by name —so magnificent! so powerful!— and never overlooks a single one?

and I look again at Philippians 2 which speaks of stars too...

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may be innocent and pure as God's perfect children, who live in a world of corrupt and sinful people. You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky, as you offer them the message of life.

that's quite a challenge!


  1. The Northern Lights always sound magical to me. I'm nowhere near the standard of Philippians 2, but it's good to be reminded. Thank you for including faith in your blog. It keeps me at least loosely attached.

  2. I haven't see the Northern Lights in years. I hope you get to see plenty of shooting stars!

    1. After about 40minutes and one "shooting star" we were overcome with tiredness and went to bed!


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