And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3

 

Stars

Written by Michael Herbert

 

God compares people as stars. Everyone has a name and everyone, although there are countless trillions are all valuable to God. Simply looking at the constellations are enough for me, let alone knowing all the names of those who twinkle in the night. Everyone who has ever been born, let alone been part of God’s plan to shine bright as the stars above. In the book of Isiah the Lord declares

Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength,  not a single one is missing. Isiah 40:26

Everyone not only has a name, but also is not lost. There are no parts of the world you could ever run to hide that Jesus does not know where you are. There is nowhere you could say God can’t see me because he is everywhere. He not only knows where we are, but his ear is always attentive to our cry. Although we are a star shining in the vastness of the universe, yet God not only knows where we are, but wants to establish a relationship with us. Trillions of relationships with Christ, all unique, all with their own story. There could never be too many stars shining in the night that God would even remotely forget their names, addresses and their situations.

Lastly, the stars represents everyone you’ve helped or gave time to in their need. Instead of looking the other way you made a choice to help a friend in need. You shine even brighter than some of the other stars who merely went through life and never made much of an impact on someones life. May your star burn bright in the sky at night. God never forgets those you’ve spent time with with out of your love for humanity. Shine on!