For the next couple of months (or more) worth of Wonderful Wednesdays, I will be sharing excerpts from a small but wonderful book titled, Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord, by Charles E. Hurlburt and T. C. Horton. Here is the first one.


“I shall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.” —Numbers 24:17

What could be more beautiful or more fitting than that our Lord should be called of God “A STAR”? Those who know Him best may say, “I shall see him, but not now. I shall behold him, but not nigh.” From far beyond our world of trouble and care and change, He shines with undimmed light, a radiant, guiding STAR to all who follow Him—a morning STAR, promise of a better day.

My thoughts

Oh, how I cling to this promise!

As I am too often in the midst of unbelievable pain, I have the tendency to wonder why I must go through it. But on the heels of that thought comes the reminder that I need to trust that God always knows what is best for me and that there is a reason for this particular season of my life.

These times grow my faith in God and in His unwavering love for me—why? I’ll never know—and I cling to the knowledge that there is something much better for my eternity. So much better, in fact, that I can hardly imagine it!

Oh, my STAR, come quickly!