“Then God took Abram outside and said,
‘Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can!
As many as that, you will have for descendants.’”
– Genesis 15:5 (The Inclusive Bible)

Abraham never stopped asking, What am I here for?
He asked –
even when it meant another step along a dusty way,
even on the edge of desert times,
even when he laughed, and grieved, and lied,
even in old age,
even when the promise seemed bigger than reality.
What am I here for?

I like to think the night stars were a comfort for Abraham,
that every fear-filled day
was folded into night with a sky-full of stars.
And looking up, (or is it down?)
Abraham would know himself speechless
spinning in the womb of Divine space.

And “What am I here for?” would lose the hard edges of ego
and his softened heart
would fill with the shape of blessing,
traced in stardust.

What do you see when you look into a night sky? 
What questions do you ask?

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