STAR OF WONDER

STAR OF WONDER STAR OF BRIGHT

Merry Tuesday by Parris Bailey

Numbers 24:17: 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.

Jonathan Edwards said: “There is a kind of infinite power in the light of this heavenly star to fill the heart with gladness and rejoicing. Its light in the soul is holiness and happiness itself. The star that I speak [of] is Christ as held forth in the doctrine [of the] Word of God, and in the glorious gospel, which is to be seen, not with bodily eyes, not in the imagination, but in the understanding and sense of the heart. If you find this star, then will you come out of darkness into marvelous light. You’ll find the brightest light in the universe. You will find the pleasantest and sweetest light that is to be seen in heaven itself, the most beautiful object that ever the eyes of angels beheld. If you find Christ, this glorious star, this excellent heavenly jewel, will be yours. He will be your own, your Savior, your Lord, your portion. Then may you say, as in Chronicles 2:16, “My beloved is mine, and I am his.” O how rich and happy will you be then! If you find Christ, you will find that precious balm that will heal all the wounds of your soul; he’ll pour in the oil of comfort into your heart. He will be to you as a light shining in a dark place. It would be a pleasant sight to behold, the most beautiful and lovely object that ever your eyes beheld. It would scatter your darkness and will find it a pleasant light to your soul, filling it with a sweet calm and excellent refreshment.”

I wrote this poem last year at Christmastime, I pray that it will minister to you. He is the bright and morning star to you and to me.

O STAR!

O BEAUTIFUL STAR
HOW BRILLIANT YOU ARE
THE PLACE I SEE YOU SEEMS SO FAR
WILL YOU HEAR MY CALL?

O STAR, STAR DIVINE
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR FACE TO SHINE?
IF WE FOLLOW THE STAR WHAT WILL IT SAY?
“GO TO THE MANGER”
WHERE CHRIST THE BABE LAY
FAR AWAY FROM PRESENT DANGER

STAR OF AMAZING SHINE
FULL OF HOLY LOVE DIVINE
SHEPHERDS AWOKE IN THE NIGHT
THERE WAS A GREAT LIGHT
THEY HEARD THE ANGELS SING
GLORY TO GOD, PEACE TO ALL
FIELDS AND VALLEYS DO RING
THE NEWS OF THE NEW BORN KING

O STAR, SHINE ON ME!
SHOW ME THIS WONDERFUL MYSTERY
IN YOU, HIS FACE I WILL SEE
FROM NOW TO ETERNITY
YOUR SHINE BRINGS CLARITY

BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR
FAIREST OF TEN THOUSANDS
GUIDE TO ME TO THE DISTANT SHORE
WHERE I WILL BE WITH HIM FOREVERMORE
UNTIL THE DAYSTAR COMES WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS.

Parris Bailey

2 Replies to “STAR OF WONDER”

  1. What a Heart of Love and Compassion HE is. What a Brightness our KING is. Thank you for the comfort LORD. Hallelujah to my Savior. Have an awesome day, Pastor Parris, with love. Could not have sent this without saying that. My Father is full of LOVE…;)

  2. Not with bodily eyes. Not in the imagination but with understanding and sense of the heart. Forgiveing many offensives that try to control our heart to be steered in the way of this world for a response to all that watch.I am not scared to ask for offesives to be brought.because in them shall I know his heart.

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