Sunday, May 08, 2005
By Ramone - May 4, 2005
This is a picture I thought of while doing the stars for "Peace". The stars are worshiping God and dancing!
"Praise Him, sun and moon,
praise Him, all you shining stars!" (Psalm 148:3)
There were other texts about stars which I thought of using, but they didn't feel right. The image I got in my spirit was just their sheer joy, and applying the other texts to make more of a "message" was not the point. (I.e., we are to shine like stars, etc.) The Spirit in me just wanted to rejoice like the stars really do rejoice in Jesus! The stars sing for joy at Him! (well, that's in Job 38:7)
Just when I thought I'd gotten that ironed out, God used Yoko to bring me even more joy. On the way to bed I casually told her to read Psalm 148, so that she could see the text about the stars. After reading it, she also read Psalm 147:4 -
"He determines the number of the stars,
and calls them each by name." (or "He gives names to all of them")
Yoko said, "They must have beautiful names! There are so many!"
And suddenly I knew: that's why they dance! They dance for joy because He has called them and He has given them their names. And I heard Jesus say into my spirit: "You are the stars of My universe."
All of heaven and earth praise the Lord. And the thought of dancing STARS is great. The whole universe is praising GOD. Thanks for the picture. NML