How do you feel when you look at the stars? Does it make you feel a sense of awe? Does it make you feel calm? Does looking at stars make you feel relaxed and happy? There are vast resources that describe the stars and the astronomical atmosphere. They are full of scientific facts and knowledge about what stars, how they are formed, or about their lifespan. Such knowledge has little to no significance on how gazing up toward the makes us feel inside.
The Bible mentions stars numerous times throughout the Old and New Testaments. In Genesis 1:16 states, “God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; the stars also.” This verse speaks to the formation of the stars and who created them.
The following verse speaks to the control of the stars, and again refers to who created them “When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained;” (Psalm8:3)
The word stars as been used symbolically to represent people, specifically the twelve tribes of Israel. A star was used to guide the wise men to the location of Jesus after his birth. “He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.” (Psalm 147:4)
There are many more verses in the Bible that indicate the importance of stars. However, I will not go into all of them today. Instead, I will discuss some of the ways looking at the stars can make us feel. Feeling awe can be a mixed emotion. It can make you feel fear or astonishment. Being in nature gazing up at the stars can give us a sense of peace, a calming us and help us to become better people. The wonder of the vastness of the stars helps us to look on the positive aspects of life and also inspires creativity.
How do I feel when I look up at the stars at night? I feel amazed looking at the enormous expanse of stars in the sky. On a clear night, I can see so many they are countless. I feel one with nature, it relaxes and relieves the stress from the day. It gives me a calmness which brings me peace and tranquility.
This post is one of many from the Bloganuary challenge. I got started late with the challenge, but I have enjoyed writing about the various prompts. Hope you have enjoyed reading about the many perspectives given in regard to the daily prompts.
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