…Behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2
Jesus is a gift from heaven to all mankind on earth. He came at a time when man was lost, confused, hopeless, and in need of redemption. For humanity, His coming was like a glass of cold water in a weary land; for He came to deliver us from our strong enemy and now, we who once were not a people have become the people of God. His coming gave us right standing with God, by faith and not works, and it heralded every good and perfect gift imaginable – goodness, mercy, peace, love and total well-being.
A star is a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent (glowing) body like the sun. In a play/show, a star is the principal performer, the center of attraction, or focus of the play. The birth of Jesus was announced with the brightest star in the sky. It was a star of wonder, which outshone every star in the sky that season. It was difficult for the Magi to miss this phenomenon. They followed this star which was the center of attraction; they could tell that a King as never before seen or known had been born amongst men – to change the narrative of humanity forever.
God announced Jesus’ birth with a star, so everyone could see it in the sky. The significance of this is that Jesus is a gift for everyone, He is a guiding Light – His coming was to guide us to the ultimate Light – God.
Jesus’ greatest gift to you is salvation, which you will do well to pay heed to as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your heart. Have you accepted this gift yet? Will you accept Him today? If yes, pray this simple prayer. “Lord Jesus, I come to You today just as I am. I know You came to shine Your light on me and to redeem me from the power of darkness. You died and rose again to save me. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that You are my Lord and Savior. Thank You for accepting me in the beloved. I am free, I am born-again!”
Have a very merry Christmas!
II Corinthians 9:15, Luke 2:8-14 & James 1:17
Thank God for His indescribable gift; and for every good thing that is yours as a result of the gift of Jesus Christ.