Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Southern Sky... A Story of Thanks Living


   Once upon a time, a few years ago, we visited a planetarium in St. Louis. It was a school field trip with our close friends the Smiths. We loved those days. Since it was a school day, there were few visitors. After the program was over, I was speaking to the man who presented the program. I told him I'd love to see what the southern hemisphere sky looks like. He kindly pulled it up on the projector, and he pointed out several constellations. I couldn't help myself, tears fell as I looked at the sky that the other half of the world looks at each night.

  God is so much bigger than we can even imagine. Seeing a whole different sky highlighted that. Knowing that it is unlikely that I will ever see that sky, it was a very precious experience. I am so thankful that I had those few moments to do something impossible for me. 

  Yes, I am very sentimental. Don't even get me started on the National Anthem!


Laura
Contemplating my Blessings
with Thanks Living

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17 comments:

  1. Yes mam, God and the world is much bigger than we. We are but a grain of sand on a beach. BUT what is lovely is that we are ALL important and vital!

    Hope you are feeling better each day. God bless.

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    1. Amazing, isn't it Cheryl. God is so magnificent and so beyond anything I can imagine and understand.
      God bless you! Thanks for talking back!

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    2. PS I wanted to add, Amazing Grace is a hymn that I can not get through without breaking down... What a blessing to know my wretcheded soul is saved. Praise God.

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    3. That's almost the Christian anthem in America!

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  2. Yes ma'am, how very true this... The National Anthem makes me cry... Makes me so proud to be an American. And when I see folks disrespecting it, well, it just makes me so sad and mad. Keeping you in prayer, sweet friend.

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    1. I am so thankful that I was born in the United States of America.

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  3. I thought I was the only sentimental food who choked up and got misty eyes over the National Anthem. I am so grateful to be an American. I wish everyone who disrespects this country would have to go live in a third world country for just a few weeks. Are we perfect? No. But we've got it so good here!
    Enough of the soapbox; back to praying for your continued
    recovery.
    Best, Sue

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  4. Such a sweet post Laura. You know what I would like to see? The Northern Lights. I've seen videos of it but there is nothing like seeing them in person I'm sure.
    Continuing to pray for you.

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  5. Oh my, I can look up at that Southern Hemisphere sky any old time I want and don't take the time..your post reminded me to pause..and look up at my blessing. Bless you

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  6. How amazing is a God that can make two skies seem so very different! How amazing is a God that can allow us a brief moment in our lives to make us able to see something so amazing.

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  7. How beautiful! Our God is amazing! We had a beautiful Veteran's Day Service at church yesterday and the songs and service were so touching! Praying for you to have a great week!

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    1. I was thrilled to hear the words "rare... total... remission" from the oncologist today!
      I get to meet a friend for tea this afternoon. Great beginning to a week!

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    2. Laura!!!!
      Soooo happy to hear this!
      God is good!!!!

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  8. It is the small things that make life sweet! 'It is Well With My Soul' gets me every time. Just thinking about my saved, sinful self tears me up.

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  9. Laura, God is a bigger God than my mind can ever comprehend! Just think of the views from Pluto? Or from the constellation out of the Milky Way that scientists have found?
    Whether or not it's only organisms or whatever, its out there, and God himself conrols all of it!

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  10. Dear Laura, What a beautiful post! I'm Australian and this is the night sky that we look at each night. Your post made me feel connected and that's always a gift. It reminded me to thank God even for this.
    One week today we head to America to meet our future daughter in love's family and to have our first Thanksgiving. I'm going to go outside with my husband and look at the night sky and thank God for the privilege.
    Praise the Lord for his great mercies....he has reached out and touched your life with the blessing of healing. I'm going to be spending the day thanking him. Warm Regards, Helen

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