The Hawaiian dictionary compiled by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert defines Waileia as “the name of a morning star.” The native Hawaiians, like other Polynesian peoples, were regarded as master navigators. They charted their course across the ocean using nothing but the wind, waves, and stars to guide them to their destination – often traveling thousands of miles in the process.

The Bible makes it clear that Jesus Christ is the bright morning star. God himself came to Earth as a man. During his lifetime, even though he felt the same temptations that you and I go through on a daily basis, he never sinned. 33 years later, he was killed on the cross and paid the price of every sin of every person throughout history. Three days later, he proved his divinity by returning to life.

I can’t think of a better name for this blog than one that honors the most accurate compass I will ever follow.