Do you recall 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. I traveled across country for several years with my truck driver husband. We were able to see several falling stars on clear nights, and they were awe-inspiring.
Our fascination with stars begins early with childhood songs and stories. Lovers wish on them and songwriters 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; it likely made him a very rich man.
We try to push away one fallen star 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!