My Star

Every morning we sit around our breakfast table and I read to my children from the Bible. There are so many things I love about this time. Time with them. Time memorizing Scripture together. Time answering the questions that overflow. Time to watch their minds and hearts embrace truth. Time for me to see God’s Word through the new eyes He’s given me… and through the eyes of my children. As I read, I am overcome by things that I’ve known since I was a child. They have a freshness the past months have burned into me.

Abraham. He trusted God. He left everything he knew and became a wanderer for God. Then one day, God called him out of his tent and told him to look up at the stars in the sky. He promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as those stars. It was these words that captured me this morning. “I will be your God and your children’s God forever.” Forever. Breathtaking. He is always there and He always will be.

I am reminded of the words of Rich Mullin’s song, Step By Step, words that I have written in my Bible.

Sometimes I think of Abraham
How one star he saw had been lit for me.

Tonight as I gaze at the stars, I will see them differently. And I will praise Him. One of those stars is a promise to me.

2 responses to “My Star”

  1. Today we sang in worship a song our worship leader wrote from Psalm 90, the chorus, “You are God FOREVER, You are God FOREVER.” this from verse 1, “”Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” The message was from Revelation 21, what a beautiful passage of God’s promises to His people. In vs. 6 He says, “It is done!!! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.” In vs 16 of chapter 22, “I am the Root and the Offspring of David, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.” And so my heart too is looking at my Star today with praise and wonder that He has prepared a place for me where all things are new, and I will finally see him face to face and worship Him FOREVER and EVER next to you, my friend.

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  2. thank you for this, angie. 🙂 I can’t wait to see the stars tonight. I have never thought of this direct connection to us in the sky before. I love to gaze up at the stars – I often think of this verse from Isaiah 40:26 –
    lift your eyes and look to the heavens
    who created all these
    He who calls out the starry host, one by one
    and calls them each by name
    because of His great power and mighty strength
    not one of them is missing.

    I often am taken by the care of our Lord that he even knows each of the stars by name – His deep, caring love for everything that He has made in all of creation.

    and to think that those stars represent us.

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