What is Starry Eyed?

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by Rachelle Williams

When we first heard about the new theme, I remember thinking “What does ‘Starry Eyed’ mean?” All the designs were super cute and I was excited about it all, but I really wanted to understand the meaning behind it.

So I kept reading over the theme verse: “Call to Me and I will answer you, I will tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” – Jeremiah 33:2-3  …I thought “Yes, Lord. You’ve done that in my life. You’ve always answered when I called.” but still – what in the world does this have to do with being “starry eyed?”

As we started planning for the upcoming season, we kept finding all of these incredible photos of a night’s sky with thousands and millions of little twinkling stars lighting up the sky. They were all breathtaking. We ran across one image with a quote that most of us on Steering fell in love with. It was based off of Psalm 33:6 (“The heavens were made by the word of the LORD, and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.”)  but it just simply said “Daughter of the Star Breather.” Wow. That seriously resonated with me. I am the daughter of the creator of the universe, the God that opened His mouth and breathed all of those glorious stars into existence.

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I return to the theme verse… “Call to Me and I will answer you…”  This time it was more. This time, it was the Star Breather, the Creator of all things.. and He was telling me to call to Him. He didn’t tell me to pray to Him. This is not a formality. He wants us to call to Him and He will answer us. Not only that, but the God of the universe wants to show us great and unsearchable things!

“God, I’m curious, what are these great and unsearchable things you want to show me? What could they be?”  The Lord immediately directed my thoughts to my children. Anytime I show them something new, or give them a new gift, or teach them something they didn’t know before.. their eyes absolutely light up. They are filled with wonder and they are so excited by this new thing. It wasn’t new to me. It had been there all along. But to them, it was new and it was amazing. That has to be what God wants from us. Whenever He shows us something new or gives us something, surely He desires for us to be filled with that same amazement and wonder. Surely He wants us to be in awe of Him and all that He does for us.

I want to encourage you to stop and look up at the stars. Take in their beauty and be in awe of the God that created it all. He also created you and He loves you. Call to Him and let Him show you all the things He has for you. Take a break and find that child-like wonder again. Be amazed with what is in front of you, whatever that may be. Be starry eyed.

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