First Star

When you gaze expectantly upon the night sky
that singular star, I wish I may, I wish I might–
you discover, was never really the only one
once you truly search the heavens–deeply,
adjust your eyes to the dark and the light,
one by one, they make themselves known
a million reminders that you are not alone
God’s love and grace are much the same way
Have the wish I wish tonight

Italics originally from the English Language Nursery Rhyme, Star Light, Star Bright

Originally published in Praise Writers June 2014