Wednesday, December 06, 2006

6th Day of Christmas - The Star

"Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." (Matthew 2:2)

These were the words of the wise men who made the dangerous journey to see the newborn king, Jesus.

With the help of modern technology we can actually approximate what the Judean sky looked like over two thousand years ago. Some believe the star seen over Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth was the conjunction of planets. How the light shone directly on the house where the Christ child was with his mother can be explained in no other way than a miracle though. If you think this is not possible or probable, don't forget our Lord created the heavens and earth. He directs the course of history. Placing a spotlight from heaven on the real star of the show: Jesus Christ, is a simple task for Him.

"the sight of the star filled them with indescribable joy" (Matthew 2:10)

When you sit tonight looking at your tree, gaze at the star on the top and fix your heart on Jesus, the Bright and Morning Star!

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