Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark-
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
poem written by Jane Taylor 1783-1824
While reading this poem to my daughter today I was struck by it's simplicity and the fact that we often times only know in part what was meant to be read as a whole. It reminds me of how truly great is the God I serve and how wondrous His plans. Right now I see in part, but someday the bigger picture (the rest of the poem) will be made clear and we will see His fullness. Oh how I long for that day!