Someone shared this picture they captured recently.
Someone commented they had never seen the stars like this. The response was made, “You must be in certain places where it’s possible to be so dark, lacking other light sources, to truly see the stars in their brilliance.” It’s called light pollution. Imagine, throughout the history of mankind, the idea of light pollution was even possible. Today, we are exposed to all kinds of “pollution” that detracts, distracts, hides, and obscures from our eyes and hearts that is unique to our day. To experience the view of the sky, free from the “light pollution,” one must make a great effort to go to a place of great isolation to see things as God originally created and intended for us to see them.
If not for the ability to appreciate the stars, If not given the opportunity to see things in proper contrast and darkness, If not for one who would look up and see the heavens.
Could David have written these words if he had had the same light pollution?
Psalms 8 1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!