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A Sky Full of Children

My Pastoral Ponderings

Here is wonderful devotion by Madeleine L’Engle that I am sharing as part of my Advent Vespers Meditation this week. I paired it with Psalm 8 because this is the psalm that came to mind as I read her beautiful words.


“A Sky Full of Children” by Madeleine L’Engle

I walk out onto the deck of my cottage, looking up at the great river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky. A sliver of a moon hangs in the southwest, with the evening star gently in the curve.

Evening. Evening of this day. Evening of my own life.

I look at the stars and wonder. How old is the universe? All kinds of estimates have been made and, as far as we can tell, not one is accurate. All we know is that once upon a time or, rather, once before time, Christ called everything into being in a…

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