The Filipino star
October 12, 2021 | 00h00
. . . The one who brings out the starred guests one by one and calls them each by name. – Isaiah 40:26
In Love Letters from God, Glenys Nellist invites children to interact with the Lord in a deeply personal way. These children’s books include a note from God with a space for the child’s name to be inserted after each Bible story. Personalizing scriptural truth helps its young readers understand that the Bible is not just a book of stories. They are taught that the Lord wants a relationship with them and that He speaks to His beloved children through the scriptures.
I bought the book for my nephew and filled in the blanks at the start of each note from God. Delighted when he recognized his name, my nephew said, âGod loves me too! What a comfort to know the deeply and completely personal love of our loving Creator.
When God spoke to the Israelites directly through the prophet Isaiah, he drew their attention to heaven. The Lord asserted that He controls the âstar hostâ (Isaiah 40:26), determines the individual worth of each star, and lovingly directs each. He assured his people that they would neither forget nor lose a star. . . or a beloved child that He sculpted with purpose and infinite love.
As we celebrate the intimate promises and love proclamations of our Almighty Lord in the scriptures, we can inscribe our names. We can trust and declare with childish joy: âGod loves me too! – Xochitl Dixon
How do you feel when you realize that God loves you and knows your needs? Which Bible verse can you remember that is a personal promise to you?
God, thank you for affirming that your love is a personal gift for each of us. Thank you for assuring us that you know our names and that you can attend to all of our needs.