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Dark Sky Association: Hovenweep National Monument

Dark Sky Association: Hovenweep National Monument

Psalm 147:1-7

Calling the Stars by Name

Praise the Lord for God is good; sing to the Lord for God is loving; to God is all our praise due . . .

We may know and understand that God accompanies us as we stumble over and through the obstacles in our lives, but how do we demonstrate our belief that God is good and loving? How do we give to God the praise that is due?

The Lord brings back and builds up, heals the broken-hearted and binds up all their wounds . . .

Each time we help someone in need without complaining, each time we extend ourselves when we ourselves are spent, each time we reach out to heal and soothe, these are the times when we bring God’s goodness to light.

The Lord fixes the number of stars and calls each one by name . . .

Each time we see ourselves in proper perspective with the rest of the universe, each time we honor God’s creation by conserving nature, each time we teach others to reverence the world, these are the times when we bring God’s merciful power to fullness.

Our Lord is great and almighty; God’s wisdom can never be measured . . .

Each time we spend an hour with scripture to understand its deeper meaning, each time we meditate to listen for the word of God, each time we bring God’s wisdom to another, these are the times when we bring God’s insight to the world.

The Lord raises up the lowly and humbles the wicked to the dust . . .

Each time we humble ourselves and allow others to go forward, each time we pray for the wicked who harm us, each time we speak for those who have no voice, these are the times when we bring the Beatitudes to life.

O sing to the Lord and give thanks; sing psalms to our God with the harp . . .

When we consider the panoply of stars in the darkness of the heavens, each time we consider the enormity of the multiverse, each time we allow God to take us into the vision and plan God has in mind . . . these are the times when we too, in unison with God, call each of the stars by name.

To find out if we can really name stars after loved ones, watch a short video or read the article when you visit: http://www.universetoday.com/104134/can-you-really-name-a-star/  Also on this site: images of the Northern Lights, and a link to a YouTube time-lapse stargazing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grAz87CdefI&feature=youtu.be

For a preview of an article on The Multiverse, visit: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-the-multiverse-really-exist/ 

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