A STARRING ROLE
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
Do you want to be a star? Everyone these days seems to be searching for fame and fortune — sending home videos to TV producers, calling radio talk shows, auditioning for bit parts in movies, making the news, pushing to get on camera during live interviews, winning the contest, game, or lottery, and so forth. Perhaps the drive for significance is what motivates otherwise mature adults to act foolishly for fifteen seconds of personal publicity. In reality, even the most famous of celebrities quickly fade from our memories. For example, can you name the winner of the Super Bowl two years ago? The current Miss America? The NBA’s MVP last year? This year’s Oscar-winning “Best Actor”? The Olympian currently reigning as “the world’s best athlete”? The winner of the People’s Choice Award for “Funniest Person in America”? Oh, being recognized, winning awards, and being popular is nice and certainly feels good, but fame is not worth giving one’s life for.
If you really want to be a star, forever, in the eyes of the only one who truly counts, check out this prophecy in Daniel. God’s stars are wise and lead many to righteousness. Think of those with whom you can share the marvelous news of God’s love and forgiveness in Christ. Shine on! ♦
I confess, Lord, that I …