by Heather Tietz
Those who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
Irene, God’s Star 1
Irene was an oasis. She was the secretary at a public school in Los Angeles.
In that heated environment where the phone was constantly ringing, papers were piling, people were filing in and out like an overflowing dam, she was the school’s cup of water. She was the encourager, the counselor, the “I’ll-be-praying-for-you” light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel gal.
I remember seeing teachers sobbing behind her desk while she counseled them. She was full of smiles and hugs. Somehow she always had time to check in with whoever was passing through. She gave everyone Jesus.
Donna, God’s Star 2
Donna was a haven as well. She was an elderly woman living in the high desert who kept a prayer book with my friend’s name at the top of each page.
The lines were filled with the needs and praises of her neighbors and family. She couldn’t offer big money or grand connections but she had great advice on how to organize and clean a home, and she always had an empty space in her book and in her prayer time.
Jinny, God’s Star 3
Jinny too was a light for her neighborhood in Illinois. Her garage door was open every day. Friends and neighbors flowed in and out.
Though she was weakening with multiple sclerosis her thriving spirit was eager to counsel and pray. She helped bring unsaved husbands into the kingdom and gave struggling moms strength.
Father, help me to be Your star by selflessly helping others to find Jesus today. I pray In the Name of Jesus who is the Brightest Star ever–the Morning Star, Amen.