Wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars.
My life's work (with my mother's before me and my daughter's after me)... concerns stars: Scouting, coaching and connecting new stars: performers called to be good examples
Stars shining with a bright and steady light. Most of all, stars who represent Jesus.
The contrast between stars who shine in truth and stars who glare in selfishness... is big; Stars who closely follow the Supreme Star... don't get lost within themselves or the world.
Humility is the dividing point: a compass that keeps godly stars on course. Grounded in Him, lightning bolts can't harm them. They're illuminated- but never shocked. They're covered by a crucial awareness:
They're simply stewards of God's gifts and fame: wealth intended to increase His kingdom; talents with a duty to glorify... Him.
I'm more than sad to see stars wandering: following poor guidance from wrong people. The list of fallen idols is too long.
So how should we handle the wanderers? We pray and love without condemnation. Because without God directing our paths, we would be wandering through this earth, too.
And as Jesus 'Steadfastly set His Face to go to Jerusalem,' (Luke 9:51) we set our faces toward Hollywood. Duty calls.
Falling stars noted. Rising stars needed.
NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Stars series.