Jesus had a star.
It took me 41 years to finally digest the childlike faith of my youth culminated in a shining star above the fields and how it brought the world together. His star brought the magi from far off lands to worship a king spoken from old who would project truth throughout all ages. A twinkly orb in the expanse of the universe was His, made by Him, for Him. My adult has been mind made small at the thought of something so simple made so big.
Matthew 2: 1-2 NIV After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
The Father created this sparkle in the sky to glorify Himself not only as His creation but to point to the one who would save His children, the one who would save the world.
Men from far off lands saw and understood the sign. They knew that something was on the horizon that would change the course of mankind.
vs 9-11 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
When Herod questioned the magi, even his priests recalled the prophesies of old calling for a little town to be big on God’s map of faithfulness and love.
vs 4-6 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
The star pointed, the men came, they worshiped and presented their best. No town was too small nor star too far to be a guiding light. God’s promises were fulfilled and worship ensued.
This faithfulness is forever documented in the hearts of the young at Christmas time through song, celebrations, pageants, and readings. May we carry this hope throughout all seasons.
Their small deeds and big wanderings call us to pause and see how we are never too big nor too small to look up at the stars to see the faithfulness of our God. Those lights that we try to ponder are the same ones that were there that night when the magi looked upon the skies. Our praises and worship are one with them.Their small deeds and big wanderings call us to pause and see how we are never too big nor too small to look up at the stars to see the faithfulness of our God. Click To Tweet
Dear Lord, a small star pointing to an even smaller town proves Your faithfulness in that no one is too small to do big things for Your kingdom. May we be an ever ready set of hands and feet to go forth on whatever mission that You have for us. May we do well and glorify You through it all. Thank You, Lord, for the reminders in the skies of Your glorious fulfilled promises. In Your Name, Amen.