Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This week has truly flown by for me and the bebs. If you don't know what bebs i,s this is a nickname I picked up from a friend meaning children :-) It suits my kids (bebs), because they're close in age and just adorable. Anywho, needless to say it's been a fun week, of swimming, treats, and friends. Now on to the book.
Stardust is set in the 1950's with Georgia Peyton. Georgia is a young mother with a husband who cheated on her, and has now shown up dead on the shores of Zion. With a start like that, wouldn't you want to continue to read about Georgia? This is her story of her past, present, and future. How she handles the ones she loves, and how she treats strangers as well.
I really enjoyed this book, the characters were complex and weren't picture perfect. They spoke their mind when needed, but showed control when their words could have been very damaging. Georgia Peyton was an amazing woman with genuine faith, even when she was struggling with the past of her husband's infidelity. She wasn't perfect and that made me like her even more. I hope you read Stardust, it was a very heart-felt, genuine, book of love, forgiveness, and trusting God in all situations.
Deuteronomy 2:7 NASB
The Lord your God has blessed everything you have done and has watched your every step through this great wilderness. During these forty years, the Lord your God has been with you and provided for your every need so you lacked nothing.
This morning before my quiet time I was praying that God would provide for us on a new journey that we're about to embark on. I wasn't feeling that He would fully provide for us like He usually does, until I opened my Bible, and this verse popped! Here we have a group that had been disobedient in refusing to enter the promise land, and they were wandering the land for forty years. They didn't trust that God would protect them, yet he still blessed everything they had done, He watched every step they walked through the great wilderness, and they lacked in nothing because God provided everything. If God would do that to people who were disobedient why wouldn't He do that to us who were trying to obey His calling. You see, I forgot one important thing this morning, and that is that God loves us. Not just sometimes, or when we're following Him, but even when we're disobedient. He wants the best for us, and He's yearning to give us everything we need. What a beautiful Father we have, what a true and amazing God we have.