Recently there was a meteor shower. After talking with my younger brother and sister, we decided I would wake them both up at 4:00am so we could go out to watch the stars. As I got into bed that night, I could not help feeling pressured to make something of this night. After much thought and prayer I came up with a couple ideas and at 2:00am, I finally fell asleep.
Suddenly the alarm was going off and I was sitting on my bed feeling very tired…for a minute I felt like dismissing it and trying to catch up on some lost sleep. Suddenly it all came back to me and I just couldn’t let this opportunity slip…who knows, this just may change their lives!
I went first to Sam’s room to get him up. “Uhhh…I don’t know if I want to go,” he said, as he got out of bed. “I have something special for you,” I said, giving him a coat.
I went to wake Lydia. She didn’t want to get up either but I soon had her out of bed and down the hall…only to find Sam back in bed and asleep! By this time I was getting frustrated but I kept on. I soon had them both in the living room and ready to go, so I made one more trip into the kitchen and bookshelf and then we were all ready! Yea!!!
We went outside to the big chair, snuggled in and I asked, “Is everybody okay?” “I’m cold”, they both answered. For the first time I noticed that they were in shorts! I went to the house again to get a blanket and soon we were all comfy.
Giving them a piece of chocolate, I began explaining how amazing YHWH is and that He loves us. I also gave them a straw to look through and tried to spark their imaginations. I asked them what they saw and talked about how many stars we didn’t see. We tried to guess how many straws it would take to fill up our sky view (we never figured that out!).
We watched the stars for a while and then I read Psalm 19, explaining it verse by verse. It was such a special time together and it really made me think, “If only I could do something like this more often.”
Ladies, there is always something we can be doing for our siblings. Even if it’s not an extravagant experience, it is still worth it.