We are told by those who study the stars that there will be a very large star visible this Monday evening, the Christmas Star 2020, as Jupiter and Saturn come together. The alignment of these two planets hasn’t happened in 800 years.
I am reminded of these verses in Psalms…
“The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world.” Psalm 19:1
God speaks through all that He made and it is
the wise who take the time to look, to listen, and to believe!
The wise men saw something one night they had never seen before and what they saw captivated them so much they packed up their supplies, saddled up their camels, and went on a long journey.
As astronomers the wise men were familiar with the stars and consolations in the heavens above. So the night they saw a new star it caught their attention. Its presence made them curious. And as they searched for it’s meaning they found it to be the star of “He who was born King of the Jews.”
Why would wise men from the East go on an extended leave to a far away country bearing expensive gifts to bow down in worship of the new born King of the Jews?
I can only believe that just as God spoke and all things were created…
The voice of God “heard” in creation still calls people to come, see, and believe that He is God!
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead,” Romans 1:20
The account of the wise men recorded and written down, preserved through the ages, tells of the wisdom in…
Leaving everything behind,
Earnestly seeking and following God’s leading,
Presenting precious gifts…
Gold=belief in the One who is King,
Frankincense=the One who is worthy of worship,
Myrrh=the One who died so that we may live.
Bowing down before the King!
The new star the wise men saw in the night sky spoke of the King of the Jews coming to this dark, sinful, hopeless world, and so Jesus, the Light of the world, continues to shine and reveals the glory of God to all who choose to seek Him.
May the Christmas Star of 2020 be a reminder of God’s amazing glory displayed through His creation and of His perfect timing as He calls us to seek Jesus in this dark and confusing world.
As we marvel at this great light in the sky, may we consider the true Light of the world who loves us so much He left everything, gave all He had, bowed down to His Father’s will, and died so that we may live!