Did you see the ‘smiley’ in the sky last night as Jupiter, Venus and the crescent moon made a rare line-up? Here’s our photo of it from our front balcony. Hopefully you can make out the smile, sitting above the lights of Lismore.
“hands that flung stars into space, to cruel nails surrendered”
For all the awesomeness of the stars we see in the night sky, there is someone even more awesome. It is the one who flung the stars around at creation. It is the one who holds them in his hands even now. And it is the one who also submitted those hands to a cross to bring our salvation. To die for our sins.
The crucified, risen, ascended Lord Jesus: he not only looks down on the world in love – with a smile, but came down to die in love – with anguish. As we sing in another terrific song, “Love came down and rescued me… I thank you”.