Friday, December 17, 2010

Under The Stars~

I can't take the credit for the shot below it was photographed by Stefan Seip  - though I sure wish I could take wonderful night shots like it.  I so love looking at the night skies here is the SE Arizona and of all the places I've lived throughout the US, I've never seen skies quite like it and if I have I'm just not remembering.
Starry Night of Mount Graham By Stefan Seip
Recently, I've been listening to a great link that posts excellent Christian music it's call Under The Radar.  They play known artists I've listened to before and many I haven't; in most cases the songs posted I've not heard or don't recognize them since they aren't played enough on the air.  The musicians and songs certainly deserve the recognition which brings me to tonight's post.

Under the Radar posts new episodes weekly, though this week we were graced with two, last years and this weeks sounds of Christmas~  I have to admit about this time you could be getting tired of it - but not this.   :)  Below is a song written by Justin McRoberts that came out in 2006 and is just one example of the fine music you will hear.  What I liked about "Born Beneath These Stars," is the simplicity of the song and the magnificence of the Lord.  Just looking at the stars I see each night and the vast wonder of it all is so breathe taking.  Just knowing that the creator of heaven and earth came as a babe, born in a manger, beneath these same stars to set things right that we can be with Him eternal. 

We celebrate Christmas to recognize the birth of Christ Jesus - the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords; who was most likely born in September?  Some have said in April or even August!  But I'm not here to debate His birth date or why some celebrate and some don't.  I want to just recognize the Savior of the world - that is the Savior that came as a babe and become a sacrifice for the sin of ALL mankind that we may have life eternal through Him who loves us.

So from my home to your a "Merry Christmas" and when you see the magnificence of the Lord in His night time creation think of what He's done for you~

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.  (God with us)  Isaiah 7:14 NAS

He heals the brokenhearted
      and bandages their wounds.
  He counts the stars
      and calls them all by name.
  How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
      His understanding is beyond comprehension!
 Psalm 147:3-5 NLT
 Isaiah 53 ESV

Below - links of interest:  

Star gazing 

Our Telescope


aaron bell said...

hey, thanks for sharing the Born Beneath These Stars video, i am the guy who put it together, it was most definitely a labor of love, i am a big appreciator of Justin McRoberts and his music, i have had the honor of hosting him in concert on several occasions, every time its a pure delight. great blog, keep up the good work.

Refracted Lite said...

Thank you Aaron, good work on the video~Thank you for stopping by.