Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Last night, October 11th, I was staring up in the starry night sky.  It was just me and God, the rest of my family was inside our home sleeping peacefully. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the stars sparkling like diamonds.  We all remember the song we sang as little girls…

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are, up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky…

I remember as a little girl I would be sitting in the backseat of the car and my parents would be driving somewhere and my mind would start wandering and I would be thinking of well, you know, what little girls think of. You know like sugar and spice and everything nice!  I would look up in the sky and take my 2 fingers (thumb and pointer) and start out with the space between them large in the beginning, but then squeeze smaller and smaller until I imagined that the star would shrink down in size to fit in my tiny fingers.  I would say I am taking my vitamin today, that was my little boost that I dreamed would fill me with something extra special to help me shine.

Last night as I lifted my head up high to the sky, my mind began to reflect back to those times as a little girl and getting a dose of my imaginary vitamins, as an extra little booster that I dreamed would help me shine brightly.  I began to smile and started talking to God and asking Him what He wanted to talk about.  I said I am here to listen.  I have all the time you want.   I lay my agenda down and just want to sit and be with you.  I was sitting in the hot tub and feeling so relaxed.  A new game that Jesus and I love to play is connect the dots.  I began drawing imaginary lines up in the sky to connect the stars, sorta like my own constellations.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers, the moon and stars you set in place.  {Psalm 8:3}

Praise Him all you twinkling stars! {Psalm 48:3}

Then I began asking God, can you please show me a sign that you are near? Like a confirmation.  I would love to see a sign from you in the sky. Ooohh, a shooting star would be so cool!  I even sighed, God I will wait here on you, and just stare up at your beauty and be in awe with YOU! I watched and waited for at least 30 minutes, but no shooting star.  I was very content and loving the peacefulness all around me.  Then another 30 minutes passed, still no shooting star.  I said nothing is impossible for you God, you can do it, you birthed the sky and the stars, and the earth that we live on, as well as all the galaxies and planets around us, you hold them in your hands, you can do this little request. Yet, still nothing. I was so content in the waiting.  I felt you so near.  I watched in wonder as the clouds were rolling by so quickly. The stars would fade in and out.

I began praying for the mommies and babies of Embrace Grace and Love.  Praying for their safety, protection, healthy deliveries of the babies. For God’s special kisses that He loves to send from above by His prophecies (word), His Provision, and His Presence.  For His love to wrap all around them and feel Him so near.

After an hour of star gazing, I decided it was time to go inside and get ready for bed.  I quietly whispered in my heart even if you do not show me a sign in the sky by the shooting star, I still trust you wholeheartedly and I know that I can feel you all around me, thickening the air around me.  This song came on that I had never heard before.  “To those who wait” by Bethany Dillon.  I quickly grabbed my journal and jotted the inspiring words down.  I felt a whisper “good things come to those who wait.  I am honoring your waiting that you have been giving me on so many things in your life at this moment.  You have been in a waiting season, and it is about to come to fulfillment.”

The very next evening, our family was in the front yard playing a game of football.  Landan was bent down in position to snap the ball, and I had my hands prepared to catch it.   All of a sudden at that exact moment, we both happened to glance up at the sky and captured with our own eyes a shooting star directly above our home. It lasted only a split second. It was not even dark outside yet! The moon was barely visible and it was only a little sliver.  It was  about 7:45 pm.  Landan screamed out Mom, did you see that?  I ran over to him and hugged him tightly and said oh yes son I did see it and guess what?  I just asked God last night to send me a sign in the sky… and He answered my request!! What a spectacular display!

Then just a few hours later there was a news report that caught my attention.  It showed a picture of a diamond planet that had recently been discovered only a year ago and all the research was just being released that very day.  This diamond planet is twice the size of Earth and is 40 light years away, and this sun like star can be seen with the naked eye.  It is covered with a layer of graphite surrounding a thick layer of diamond.  Talk about a sign in the sky!  Whoa!

You may be wondering what does all this have to do with anything?

Well, we are like stars that shine in the sky.  We shine brightly even through the darkest nights and the clouds that roll by.  YOU twinkle and shine brightly just like the stars and diamonds.  You are a light.

Those who teach others to live right will shine like stars forever and ever.  {Daniel 12:3}

“We are the light of the world, we are the city on a hill, we gotta let the light shine.” – I love this song by Kari Jobe.  Let the light of your life shine in such a way that others see your good deeds and bring glory to your Father in heaven. {Matthew 5:16}

When you ask God for a sign, He loves to show you in remarkable ways.  God loves to show up and show off!  He made the heavens, He created the earth and He created all of us!  He loves for us to enjoy and stand in awestruck wonder of His creation.  Let your light shine and twinkle brightly for Him for all the world to see.

I want to shine brightly. How about you?  Reach up in the sky tonight and ask God to help you shine brightly and twinkle and sparkle like a diamond.  He hears you and loves to answer your request!

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what YOU are??……

Written by Salina Duffy


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