Saturday, November 26, 2005

My Friend Orion

 
Ever since I was a kid, the Orion constellation has been my favorite. It's probably because it's the one I can spot most easily. This time of year, it becomes my faithful companion in the eastern sky. Each night as I drive home I see it out the side window of my car. And when I turn out the lights at night to go to sleep, I can glance out the window and see it. There's something comforting about it - perhaps because in this world of impermanence, it's something I know will always be there. In the big picture nothing is permanent - the sun and moon and everything else will eventually go away - but at least on the small scale of my lifetime, I'm pretty sure I can count on Orion being there.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOW do you recognize that!?!?!??!?!?!?!??

Shiloh351 said...

It's easy....look for three stars in a straight line...they really do stick out in the sky! :)

Shiloh351 said...

When I look at the stars, I can't but help to think of the Creator....

"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have ordained..." Ps.8:3

"He counts the number of the stars, He calls them all by name, Great is the LORD" Ps.147

"God made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleides.... Job 9:9

"Then the LORD said to Job, Can you bind the cluster of the Plieades or loose the belt of Orion?" Job 38

"He made the Pleides and Orion: He turns the shadow of death into the morning and makes the day as dark as the night." Amos 5:8

Anonymous said...

thanks

Henry Rhombus said...

When I look at the stars, I can't help but think of how cool it is that all matter somwhat randomly coalesced into stars, planets, people, rocks, cats, and fudge -- okay, maybe not fudge.