16th June

Stars Of Wonder

God hung the stars in the sky – the Great Bear, Orion, the Pleiades, and the stars of the south. Job 9: 9

The greatest contribution any of us can make to the coming of the King is to allow a sense of wonder to grow. ‘To foster a sense of wonder’ – this should be written into the aims of every school and of every home.

My eyes like to see
The lovely stars in the sky
Shining like diamonds and crystals
And the sun above my head
And the moon shining and shining.
Eyes are shiny, too,
And the golden water shines.
My eyes like to see candles
And the light in the sky.
God will give me a new heart
That shines with happiness inside me.
Angus Aged 6

O star of wonder, star of light,
star with royal beauty bright
westward leading, still proceeding
guide us to the perfect light.
J. H. Hopkins

Let the flowers close and the stars appear
Let hearts be glad and minds be calm
And let God’s people say Amen, Amen
Creation Liturgy of the Iona Community

Open my eyes to your scenery
Open my ears to your call
Open my heart to your coming
Great king, born in a stall