A Spiritual Exercise: The Sky at Night

Moon and Stars spiritual exercise for children

Gaze up at the vastness of the sky. Observe the stars, twinkling in their uncountable millions, at distances incomprehensible to our finite minds. Look at the moon, our nearest neighbor in the great expanse of space. Take your time; the vista before you is immense and worthy of your attention.

When you look up at the stars, the moon, the great spread of the sky, do you feel small and insignificant? As small as you may feel, as insignificant as you may judge yourself to be in the great scope of the world and history, God thinks about you. He “is mindful” of you. (Psalm 8:4) The God who set the great creation into motion knows the very hairs of your head. (Luke 12:7) He knows your thoughts and plans. (Hebrews 4:12) He knows your secret sorrows just as He knows your wishes. (Psalm 38:9) You are not alone in the universe; God knows and loves you. (John 3:16)

Text adapted from Activated magazine; used by permission. Image (adapted) courtesy of Microsoft Office Clipart.

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