Morning Star Poetry

Light Shall Shine Out of Darkness!

Cassiopeia


My soul, praise the Lord! Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with glory and honor. You wear light like a robe. You spread out the skies like a curtain. You built your home above them. You use the thick clouds like a chariot and ride across the sky on the wings of the wind.

Psalm 104: 1-3 (ERV)
Placed in a constellation 
Found among the Northern skies 
Her fables try to tempt you
But come morning her light dies

Zig zagging around the night
Her five stars come into view
But come morning her light dies
As fables try to tempt you

Allured by the seated queen
Like an angel in disguise
Her fables try to tempt you
Yet come morning her light dies

She’s light years away from home
Praying a hero comes through
But come morning her light dies
While fables try to tempt you

She’s been ravaged by her pride
And covets your moon-struck eyes
Her fables try to tempt you
But come morning her light dies

Old legends cannot save us 
But there is a LOVE that’s TRUE
Watch the heavens harmonize
Just as Christ makes all things new

Poetry Type: Mirrored Refrain

You have advisors by the ton—your astrologers and stargazers, who try to tell you what the future holds. But they are as useless as dried grass burning in the fire. They cannot even deliver themselves! You’ll get no help from them at all. Theirs is no fire to sit beside to make you warm!

Isaiah 47:13-14

He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.

Job 9:9

Cassiopeia is a constellation named after a vain queen in Greek mythology. As the story goes, she was banished to the sky by a Greek god who trapped her in a throne upside down as punishment for her boastfulness and self-love.

I have always been fascinated by astronomy (the science and study of the universe) and how people throughout time have used the stars in the sky to navigate their way at night. The most famous example for Christians is the Star of Bethlehem.

In my 20’s, before becoming a Christian, I dabbled in astrology and numerology (false pseudo sciences) and other ways of seeking information about the future and trying to find meaning in my life. But I have learned that stars do not influence human behavior like some horoscopes might lead you to believe. Stars are created by God and they are not meant to be worshipped or consulted in the same way that we would go to the Creator of the universe for advise.

There is a very fine line between observing the signs and wonders in the heavens for evidence of our Creator and relying on celestial bodies and cosmic events to inform our day-to-day lives. God is our one source of truth and He is all we need to walk in our life’s purpose. The new moon cannot save us or promise us an eternal life in heaven. Only God can do that.

The heaven’s declare the glory of God and they help us literally find North, South, East and West! Did you know that the position of the stars in Cassiopeia can help you find true north because it points to Polaris, the North Star? It is visible all throughout the year. Check out this YouTube tutorial for how to find this constellation.

Interesting Study: The Stars and The Bible


10 responses to “Cassiopeia”

      • Hi Scotty- Not in a long while…. I tried firing up the ol’ blog again a couple of years ago or so, but just couldn’t get inspired. Maybe I’ll try again. Praying that God gives me words!!

        I left the IT world several years ago and doing what I believe God called me to do all along. I am an artist!! :0). Kids are out of college with good jobs and IT Was robbing me of my time and life, so I said adios!!

        Currently working for a studio in Waco restoring stained glass windows and taking commissions for my own business.

        Sorry I rambled. More than you wanted to hear, I’m sure!

        David

      • Thank you. My website is WOEFULLY out of date. I need to revamp that, too…. And the charis WordPress pages are even worse!!

        I’ve been trying to keep my IG posts more current. I am at @charistx if you want to check it out.

        Looking forward to your next poem.

        David

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