The night sky has been the inspiration for poetry, prose and praise.
“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays
“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.” – Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610: “From Doubt to Astonishment”
“37 My heart pounds at this and leaps from my chest. 2 Just listen to His thunderous voice and the rumbling that comes from His mouth. 3 He lets it loose beneath the entire sky; His lightning to the ends of the earth.4 Then there comes a roaring sound; God thunders with His majestic voice. He does not restrain the lightning when His rumbling voice is heard.” – Elihu Job 37:1-4, the Bible (HCSB)*
3 When I observe Your heavens,
the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which You set in place,
4 what is man that You remember him,
the son of man that You look after him?
5 You made him little less than God
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him lord over the works of Your hands;
You put everything under his feet:
7 all the sheep and oxen,
as well as the animals in the wild,
8 the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea
that pass through the currents of the seas.
9 Yahweh, our Lord,
how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!
– King David, Psalm 8:3-9 (HCSB)
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*Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. All rights reserved.