The Star Still Shines

Rebecca is a 15-year-old lover of sports, piano, singing, and acting. It’s possible that she knows more about BYU sports than the sportscasters. The gospel and her family mean everything to her. 

A star was the only thing I needed.

I was in the car on the way home from the temple and all of the goodness and light seemed drained out of me.

And so I prayed. I needed with all of my heart to know God was there. I was tired of searching so much. This time, I needed my Father to come to me.

I exercised my faith in a way I haven’t really done before. I trusted but also believed that He could show me a star, even through a very cloudy night.

On the way home, I looked everywhere, just hoping for a star. Even as we pulled into our driveway, I didn’t lost hope.

And right as I was about to leave, I looked up one last time, and there was a star. Not one gleaming in the sky, but a big one on the hill by our house. From my bedroom, I could see it and it continued to shine for weeks.

This miracle was…honestly, there are no words. God blessed me in a way I needed. Through that star, I know I have faith and even more, I KNOW He is there.

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Postscript from Becca’s mom: Throughout the rest of the holiday season, and continuing even now, stars have continued to show up everywhere. Here are just a few examples:

– A gift from a friend:

– A gift from the Church and its #LIGHTtheWORLD initiative (these were handed out at Temple Square in Salt Lake City)

– Multiple songs that we have listened to, such as this one

– Her eyeglasses! (We’d never noticed them before this week.)

I’m reminded of a song by a friend of ours. It’s called “The Star Still Shines.” God will show Himself as we seek Him, to seek to have eyes to see how He will reveal Himself to us. Even though Christmas is over, we’ll continue to look for stars together.


What are the stars in your life that are helping you see and feel God’s love?

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Michelle hates writing bios, adores her three teenagers, enjoys writing and talking about the gospel, and loves that RubyGirl has been created. She looks forward to watching it unfold, and especially looks forward to learning from youth and young adults.

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  • Annalee
    January 9, 2017 at 8:38 am

    What a neat miracle!

    And GO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!!