Abraham

Star or No Star, Doesn’t Matter at All

Star or No Star, Doesn’t Matter at All

I learned that we all had things that made us laugh and things that hurt our feelings and families that were complicated and things that made us proud and raging insecurity and curiosity and hunger. And over time I learned some of the secrets different people carried, that were hard. And hopes that they had, that were wonderful. 

I learned that the stars on our bellies didn’t matter at all. The stars don’t matter one whit in God’s kingdom. And don’t let anybody – ever – tell you otherwise. Because you are a child of God.

Faith: God's vision on the horizon

Faith: God's vision on the horizon

Faith can put you at odds with the world around you. Faith can make you feel like you’ve set out on a journey to a spot that is eternally eluding you. Just out of sight on the horizon…

Having Faith can often put you in a tent, feeling like an immigrant in a place that God promised would be yours. And there are times where this feeling, this other-ness, makes you want to close up the doors of your tent, stare at the wall, and let go of hope.

But having faith in God means that no matter how tightly you have closed the doors of your tent, God’s vision for this world is still out there on the horizon.

Having faith means looking forward as Abraham did, and seeing the unseeable things that God only God had seen before.