The star that led the wise men to Bethlehem is prominently displayed atop manger scenes today. Matthew 2: 2 and 9,10 describe this 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.” “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” It should not surprise us that God used the stars to point to His son and announce his birth to the world. In Genesis we are told that God created light, night and day and all the stars. (Genesis 1:16) Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” Jesus is referred to as the “bright and morning star” in Revelation 2:28 and 22:16.
Man has used the stars to navigate the world for centuries. They are landmarks in the sky that God created to help guide us when we get lost or lose our way. We can find north in the sky and determine which direction to go. The ultimate star is Jesus. He will always lead us in the right direction and guide our path into righteousness and life. What star are you following today? Have you come to Bethlehem this Christmas following His star or are you still wandering? Look to Jesus, He is the guiding light to life. John puts it this way in 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” Know the light of life, Jesus, this season as you follow his star to Bethlehem.
Star struck by Jesus,
P.S. This is a wonderful video that describes one man’s search into the mysteries of the Bethlehem Star. It will amaze you! Our God is so great and the heaven reflect His glory.