The Geminid star shower was absolutely awesome this morning. Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is not your run-of-the-mill comet, but scientists think it is a rock comet that spews its dusty particles when it gets close to the sun each year. We pass through its trail of dirt on our cosmic ship, Earth, each December. I’ve been seeing more shooting stars this week than normal and the shimmer of so many trails today was like being at a fireworks show. At one point, I saw two cross each other’s trails from opposite sides of the heavens.
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26
Can you imagine having the heavens as your canvas and designing the stars into the universe? Talk about the ultimate artist! And that is just the stars. It’s no wonder I like Christmas lights so much. They remind me of the stars, and there is just something so tranquil about the night sky, bringing that balm to soul and spirit and an invitation to contemplate and pray and to give thanks and praise to God the Creator and lover of beauty.