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Readers' Views: Fireworks? The stars dazzle

Posted 7/15/14

 

Editor,

 

It’s the Fourth of July. The day nearly done. I sat and watched “A Capitol Fourth’’ on PBS and its accompanying fireworks display. As always, it was breathtaking.

 

Then I walked out into the …

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Readers' Views: Fireworks? The stars dazzle

Posted

Editor,

 

It’s the Fourth of July. The day nearly done. I sat and watched “A Capitol Fourth’’ on PBS and its accompanying fireworks display. As always, it was breathtaking.

 

Then I walked out into the dark of the night to see if I could catch any of the fireworks from around the area. I couldn’t. Only the percussions.

 

But then I happened to look up at the moon. And then I fixated on the stars. As I stood there gazing for a few minutes, I couldn’t help but think how much more beautiful and dazzling God’s creation was in its utter simplicity.

 

My mind wandered, and the Bible’s 8th Psalm came to me: “When I consider thy heavens, the works of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained, what is man that thou art mindful of him?’’

 

What is man that You are mindful of us? That really is a good question, isn’t it?

 

I hope the next time you catch the glimmer of a star, this Psalm comes to mind.

 

We’re all mixed up in this life together.

 

                                                                                                                    Eddie Costik

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