Feels Like -19 °F
Sunrise / Set
11 AM, Jan. 28, 2014.
The predicted high today is 2°F.
My son Josh works nights at Chrysler. His car wouldn't turn over at 5 AM today. I bundled up and went out into the -10°F weather and we jumped it.
On the drive home it was frigid and windless and dark. A large thin crescent moon hung in the eastern sky. Looking at it, I had a moment.
The Biggest of Big Questions jump-started my spirit: Why is there something rather than nothing? Why does anything exist at all? That this universe in all its starry glory is coheres with my theistic worldview quite well.
I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
- Psalm 8:2-4, The Message
All of this is prayer. When I consider your heavens, the moon and the stars...
To pray is to consider.
To attend. To behold. To contemplate. To ponder. To wonder.
Prayer is consideration.