Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stars I Shall Find

Orion Nebula: Peering into the Orion Nebula

In high school we sang a song that used the poem "There Will be Rest" by Sarah Teasedale as it's lyrics. Its a beautiful poem, but the part that is on my mind goes:

"I will make this world of my devising
     Out of a dream in my lonely mind.
I shall find the crystal of peace, above me
     Stars I shall find."

When I hear this poem in my mind, I see seeds of my own goals, dreams I've harbored in my mind. But when I look closer, everything they have become are gifts from a loving Father in Heaven. He is the source of peace and love, the place above me and my own ideas for my life. He leads me to all the stars that I find. And they are more than anything of my devising.

I opened my inbox today and found my thirtieth Relief Society story. For weeks I've been sitting in this torturous place between "I'm halfway there" and "I'll never get them." I still have twenty more to go, but I opened that story and it was this precious moment, a simple story, beautifully told about a woman more than forty years ago. 

I heard the words again in my mind, "Stars I shall find," and I cannot doubt that the Lord is putting these stories in my life for a reason. They inspire me. My search for them stretches me. My love for my Savior and my amazement at the way the Lord uses us to reach his children increases. God is real. He is working in our lives. 

"Believe in God, believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend." 
Mosiah 4:9


1 comment:

  1. Music and poetry go so well with our dreams. Those of us collecting stories from others often feel like our dreams get pushed out, waiting for others to fulfill them. Good dreams are worth waiting for. Keep going!
    I'd be interested in hearing how long of a book/word count you are trying for.

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