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Thursday, 05 June 2008 18:29

This poem was one that encouraged me some time before Beth came into our lives, but it came back to mind thinking over things.

I am the God of the stars.
They do not lose their way;
Not one do I mislay.
Their times are in My Hand;
They move at My command.

I am the God of the stars,
Today, as yesterday,
The God of thee and thine
Less thine they are than Mine;
And shall Mine go astray?

I am the God of the starts.
Lift up thine eyes and see
As far as mortal may
Into Eternity;
And stay thy heart on Me.

Amy Carmichael

The line that struck me most is "The God of thee and thine, less thine they are than mine; and shall Mine go astray?"  We realise that the Lord loves little Bethany even more than we do, and little Beth is more His than ours - she is just on loan to us to look after and to love.  It is because of this we can rest our hearts and its worries and cares on the Lord.