​The Christmas Star

I ASKED THE LORD TO GIVE ME A WORD THAT MIGHT HELP EACH OF US DURING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON. 

I KEPT THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT DANIEl, MY PASTOR, SAID SEVERAL YEARS AGO.  HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BIRTH OF JESUS AND THE WISE MEN COMING TO SEE THE YOUNG CHILD (NOT A BABY BY THEN) AND HE MENTIONED MATTHEW 2:2  

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Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU FOR JUST A MOMENT ABOUT HIS STAR.

WE KNOW A LOT ABOUT STARS NOW WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE HUBLE TELESCOPE.  WE CERTAINLY KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT THEM THEN THEY DID IN THE TIME THAT JESUS LIVED.

Every star that you see in the night is bigger and brighter than our sun.

You can’t see millions of stars on a dark night.

Stars are black bodies.

Our sun is a green star.

Our sun is a dwarf star.

Stars don’t twinkle.

You can see 20 quadrillion miles, at least.

JESUS CHRIST THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF HIS FATHER GOD HAD HIS OWN STAR.  HE WAS THE CREATOR OF ALL THE STARS IN THE BEGINNING AND I PROMISE THAT HE KNOWS HOW MANY STARS EXIST TODAY.  ITS PRETTY INTERESTING TO READ ABOUT STAR FACTS. 

  • THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION HAS THE AUTHORITY TO GIVE NAMES TO STARS
  • YOU CAN BUY A STAR NAME, BUT IT REALLY ISN’T OFFICIAL
  • MODERN ASTRONOMERS HAVE GIVEN THE STARS NAMES, SO THEY CAN TRACK THEM MORE EASILY. 
  • STARS ARE NAMED FOR THE CONSTELLATION THAT THEY LIE IN WITH THE BRIGHTEST STAR BEING THE ALPHA AND SO ON THRU THE GREEK ALPHABET.  -INTERESTING …. HAVEN’T WE HEARD OF THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA BEFORE?
  • THERE ARE 88 KNOWN CONSTELLATIONS
  • WE CAN SEE UP TO 4000 STARS IN EACH HEMISPHERE WITH THE NAKED EYE ON A CLEAR NIGHT
  • THERE ARE OVER 100 THOUSAND MILLION STARS IN THE MILKY WAY (OUR GALAXY)
  • THERE ARE NO TWO STARS ALIKE…..NOT ANY TWO
  • THE DEFINITION OF A STAR IS A BRIGHT POINT OF LIGHT

THAT’S JUST A SAMPLE OF FACTS THAT I FOUND WHEN RESEARCHING STARS. 

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE STAR OF JESUS AND OUR STAR FOR A MINUTE.

JESUS’ STAR PROVIDED A BRIGHT POINT OF LIGHT TO GUIDE THE MAGGI TO THE CHILD JESUS WHEN THEY WERE SEEKING HIM.  THEY FOLLOWED THAT BRIGHT POINT OF LIGHT UNTIL THE FOUND HIM. 

JESUS SAID THAT HE WAS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IN JOHN 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

HE HAS GIVEN US THAT LIGHT IF WE FOLLOW HIM.  WE ARE LIVING IN A VERY DARK WORLD LADIES.  JESUS HAS CALLED US TO BE HIS LIGHT IN THE WORLD.  HIS STAR, HIS POINT OF LIGHT TO SHOW OTHERS THE WAY TO HIM. 

II PETER 1:9

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

IF WE ARE HIS, HIS LIGHT SHINES IN AND THROUGH US, THEN WE ARE HIS STARS POINTING OTHERS TOWARD HIM.  WE NEED TO BE THAT BRIGHT LIGHT SHINING, GUIDING THE WAY TO HIM UNTIL THOSE AROUND US FIND HIM.   WE CAN BE HIS STAR. 

MY QUESTION TO MYSELF AND TO YOU, IF SOMEONE WERE FOLLOWING OUR LIGHT, WOULD IT LEAD THEM TO THE SAVIOR?  ARE WE BEING THAT GUIDE THAT JESUS WANTS US TO BE?

THE LAST FACT THAT I WANT TO SHARE IS THIS:

STARS TAKE BILLIONS OF YEARS TO DIE AND WHEN THEY DIE, THEY STILL EXIST.  THEY BURN OFF THEIR OUTER LAYERS AND FORM A VERYDENSE WHITE DWARF.  ONE TEASPOON OF MATERIAL FROM A WHITE DWARF COULD WEIGH UP TO 100 TONS.  OVER BILLIONS MORE YEARS, THE WHITE DWARFS COOL AND BECOME INVISIBLE BUT THEY ARE STILL IN THE GALAXY! 

About the Author Margie Winnie

Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.

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