O Father may that Holy Star Grow every year more bright,
And send its glorious beams afar to fill the world with light.
-William Cullen Bryant
Each evening during the season of Advent, as the sun sinks just beyond the horizon, watchful eyes lift skyward scanning the heavens eastward for a single star which shines brighter than the rest.
As the Christian faithful gather together,
anxiously watching and waiting for direction.
Open questions now beg to be answered…
Where shall we go?
What are we to find?
What are we to do?
And as those questions skip across the nighttime breeze,
an unseen Hand scatters a thousand stars across a dark December sky…
“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”