How I Wish Upon a Star
On my Roadtrip
I saw a shooting star last night [metaphorically can it be considered more than just a ball of gas?]
On my home from my Love [Long distance + Driving =Time for Thought]
I knew I was supposed to make a wish. [Where does this tradition come from?]
But I am a Christian. And wishing is superstitious...[Religion is a fine line between superstition and sacrament]
Right? [What can we be sure of?]
But First a Question...
Why do we look at the stars? [Some people look up, some people look down]
Why do they captivate us so? [Do they possess some sort of transcendent wonder?]
Maybe it's because they're so far away-- [Will we ever reach one?]
Or part of the unknown. [Space, the final frontier]
Maybe its because they remind us of Heaven, and our Maker, [God created them, and where is heaven anyway?]
And where we aim to go someday. [Will we be out among the stars?
Maybe its because the stars shine so bright, [We cannot help but look at them--they are beautiful]
And seem so eternal. [They are older than the earth]
But this shooting star, [This burning ball of dust, which is not actually a star]
This falling ball of light, [Coming to its end]
Was not eternal, [snuffed out]
And finally extinguished. [turned to dust, as we will be]
There are times, when even the stars refuse to shine, [When we block them out with our pollution]
When all good things must come to and end. [Not necessarily true, but almost everything is fleeting]
And so, this star reminded me of my own mortality. [Ashes to ashes, dust to dust]
And I said a prayer. [Lord, please help me to live as each day is my last]
That God may guide me safely home, [That I may have just one more day to enjoy]
And keep those I love safe. [Their lives are precious to me]
A Childlike Gift
Lets pray on shooting stars [Because we all need reminders to pray]
With Childlike faith [Which Christ calls us to have...innocent wonder]
We need all the reminders to pray [Because we are fallen humans]
We are humans and forget. [We get distracted by things of this world]
Teach your children to say a prayer [Pass on your faith to them]
When E'er they see a falling star. [Because they are beautiful]
© 2011 rdlang05
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