The sky is filled with stars which are invisible in the day. My son David who died is there but is invisible to me. I imagine him among the stars. I do feel his spirit around me. The stars give the most beautiful glow and have inextinguishable brightness appearing like gems in the sky. Sometimes the stars seem to cluster together. They appear closer than usual and strike the eye with great splendor. In Psalms 147: 3-4 we read “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He appointeth the number of the stars; he calleth them by their names”. He who created the heaven and the earth has his eye on the universe and at the same time He has compassion for us, the wounded and broken hearted.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I look at the sky many times on a daily basis. It has a healing balm for my soul and I feel connected to it. I have tenderness towards it as if I am reaching for what I have lost.
Since David died, I often look at the sky. I see it now with new eyes. I realize that it is for everyone to look at and to enjoy a free view of its majesty. It seems to be my daily food. It offers perpetual comfort, exalting my heart and soothing it. At the same time it offers longing to be with David. Sometimes the sheer beauty of the sky brings tears to my eyes and makes me miss my son even more as he cannot share its grandeur with me.
The sky is the home of every heart. We need to look upwards until we realize that earth and heaven are not so far separated from each other. We must never lose the skyward look. We should never fly low; instead we must try to soar even though our wings are broken. The earth is not our home.