We Are All Stars
When you look up at the night sky, what do you see?
Thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights, all hand placed there by God.
They shine, some alone, some together, some in large groups. Some are very well known constellations, while others stand strong on their own. And all of them are known by God.
“He counts the stars and calls them by name.” (Psalm 147:4)
We are just like stars. Handmade and hand placed by God. There is a specific place we are meant to be. At this very moment, where you are in life is where you have been placed.
We must shine our light for all to see.
While we may be small, our light adds to the night sky and we can be bright, on fire even, for God.
Some of us are popular, like celebrities; pretend they are like the big dipper. Most of us are ordinary. Ordinary is okay. The big dipper only takes up a small part of space. Without other stars, the sky would be dark.
It is important to appreciate how all stars are important and serve a purpose. We are all called, ordinary or not, to shine the light of Christ for others.
The best example of this is the nativity story. In Matthew 2:2, the wise men say “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” God used a star to lead the wise men to baby Jesus. He used the same star to lead the shepherds. This star is vital to the nativity story and often times people overlook it.
We are all called to be like the North Star.
We are called to shine the light of God and to lead others to Jesus. When we radiate light, others will see the gifts and talents Christ has placed in our hearts and others are going to want that same joy.
Christ lives inside our hearts and wants to be shared.
Let Him show through your actions, words and thoughts. Be an example to others of who Jesus really was and lead them to Him with your light.
We all have Him in us because in reality, we are all stars.