The Stones Themselves Will Start to Sing: My Star, My Sun

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise,
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk,
Till trav’ling days are done.

~Horatius Bonar

I am always wistful at the end of the day as I watch the sun drop lower in the sky. Sometimes its descent paints an unforgettable palette and sometimes it drops out of sight with bare notice it is disappearing.

I consider, very briefly, whether I will see another sunrise and so I must reconcile myself to the darkness.

Yet the Lord sends the stars from afar to light the night, along with a waxing and waning moon. I am not left without hope, seeing His Light reflected in the heavens.

With the rise of the sun in the morning, I am given another chance. I am given new sight, new breath, a new day to try to set things around me right. And so it shall be until my traveling days are done.

Until that day, I follow the Light, missing it when it fades from my view and rejoicing when it returns to light my path.

This year’s Lenten theme for Barnstorming is a daily selection from songs and hymns about Christ’s profound sacrifice on our behalf.

If we remain silent about Him, the stones themselves will shout out and start to sing (Luke 19:40).

In His name, may we sing…


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3 thoughts on “The Stones Themselves Will Start to Sing: My Star, My Sun

  1. Mrs. Gibson,
    I am grateful to you for sharing your faith & life’s journey. For years now you have opened my eyes to poetry, song & new thoughts to ponder as I seek a closer relationship with our Mighty God.
    I thank you for steadfast faithfulness in posting; your willingness to mentor; your openness to include the realities of struggle, joys & pains.
    This note of thanks is long overdue & I apologize for that.
    May He encourage, strengthen & inspire you one hundred fold as you have done for so many of us.
    His grace & peace be with you.

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  2. The first two photos are different from any that I have ever noticed in the sky.
    Cannot discern whether it is a weather phenomenon or something else.
    And — Bonar’s words are deceptively simple at first reading — but then become
    heartening and deeply profound.
    Thank you.

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