When was the last time you caught the spectacular sight of a falling star? They are breath taking; but fall so rapidly you hardly have time to notice! For several years I traveled across country with my truck driving husband. We were able to see several on clear nights; and they were awe inspiring!
Our fascination with stars begins early with childhood songs and stories. Lovers wish on them and song writers form rhymes about them! One of my all time favorites is “Catch a falling star (and put it in your pocket.)” Perry Como made that one hit material; and it likely made him a very rich man!
There is one fallen star that we try to push from our memories. “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! (Literally Day Star) How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High, yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit (Isaiah 14:12-15 NKJ).” He planned to ascend in pride and authority. God Almighty tossed him across the heavens… “A falling star, that’s what you are!”