My STAR

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY

For the next couple of months (or more) worth of Wonderful Wednesdays, I will be sharing excerpts from a small but wonderful book titled, Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord, by Charles E. Hurlburt and T. C. Horton. Here is the first one.

A STAR

“I shall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.” —Numbers 24:17

What could be more beautiful or more fitting than that our Lord should be called of God “A STAR”? Those who know Him best may say, “I shall see him, but not now. I shall behold him, but not nigh.” From far beyond our world of trouble and care and change, He shines with undimmed light, a radiant, guiding STAR to all who follow Him—a morning STAR, promise of a better day.

My thoughts

Oh, how I cling to this promise!

As I am too often in the midst of unbelievable pain, I have the tendency to wonder why I must go through it. But on the heels of that thought comes the reminder that I need to trust that God always knows what is best for me and that there is a reason for this particular season of my life.

These times grow my faith in God and in His unwavering love for me—why? I’ll never know—and I cling to the knowledge that there is something much better for my eternity. So much better, in fact, that I can hardly imagine it!

Oh, my STAR, come quickly!

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About Anna Popescu

I live in northern Arizona with my husband, Rick. I am blessed to say that Rick and I are at the bottom corners of a triangle where Jesus sits at the top corner. My children, Kathy & Alan, live in the Phoenix area and make this mom's heart thankful they have grown to be such wonderful and caring adults. Alan married in 2010, so I am also blessed with Denise as a special daughter-in-love. The Lord took my Mom home in 2007, and I miss her. My Dad and two sisters live in Florida while my two other sisters live in the Northeast. God has also blessed me and Rick with a local family of very close-knit friends. I love to write when I am able, but on the days when I am struggling with health issues and can't manage much of anything, I can at least crochet. These days I mainly crochet lapghans of various colors and sizes for area rehab centers and nursing homes.

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Lord, wonderful and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hello there,
    I just had to come over and thank you for your wonderful, encouraging words at my place. I’m so happy for you and your son! I love to hear the ‘happy ending” stories, they encourage and give me hope. And thank you for your prayers, they are SO appreciated!
    So lovely to meet you :)

    • You’re very welcome Kristin (so sorry I spelled your name wrong yesterday)! It should never come as a surprise to us that God allows things in our lives so that we can encourage others through the same experiences. He is soooo good!
      Lovely to “meet” you too!

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