Counting Stars

From Evernote:

Counting Stars

I counted stars today.
Just as prophets and dreamers,
Glimpsing God through the darkness,
My wonder mounted and took wing.
I, too, beheld
The promise of eternity,
Stretched across the eons.

Mere points of light
In a midnight sky,
Announcing Truth veiled in mystery,
Of things hidden and unseen,
Of ages long past and yet to be.
Who with me
Knows that there is more,
Much more?

Lanterns hung in the heavens
Make of me their lampstand,
That Eternal Light
Might shine more brightly,
Giving voice to creation.

No dumb marvel,
Rather angelic themes,
To sing high praises
In celestial chants,
For all who turn their gaze
Heavenward, counting,
And loosing count,
Journey home.

Copyright 2012 Joann Nelander

6 thoughts on “Counting Stars

  1. The Arizona skies – and Texas, too, are great places to gaze upward and count the stars. I’ve never seen so many stars as when I’ve visited or lived in those states. Great opening lines. I read this several times it was so beautiful.

  2. “I counted stars today.
    Just as prophets and dreamers,
    Glimpsing God through the darkness,
    My wonder mounted and took wing.”

    My favorite lines. . .heavenly. I counted stars last night.

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