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One of the most iconic symbols of Christmas is the star. We use them to decorate our Christmas trees, our homes, and we even cut cookies into the shapes of stars. The most significant star is in the story of Christmas; it was the light that guided the Magi to Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth. God created this moment in history to place a spotlight on the humble beginnings of a child that would become our King.
Matthew 2:10 says, “the sight of the star filled them with indescribable joy.”
Astronomers today have used science and computers to replicate what the sky could have looked like 2,000 years ago. Some suggest the Star of Bethlehem was a rare conjunction of planets that came together in brilliant synchronization.
Go on an adventure tonight; either around your house or your neighborhood. Grab a flashlight and let it guide you through the darkness. Think about how Jesus is the light of your life and guides you each day.