Seeing the Star of Bethlehem brought great joy to the angels who brought it, the wise men who sought it, and the shepherds who were caught off guard by it. Thousands of years later, the real Star – Jesus – still brings joy into our lives. He said. “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
A life of joy comes from an abundance of the unchanging love and grace of the Christ. Open your heart to the Star and be filled with joy – not just for today – but forever!
Read Matthew chapter 2 in any version of the Bible and examine how the star of Bethlehem was the intersection of science, history and faith. Consider these questions:
- How do you think the star affected the lives of the Magi / Wise men in both the short and long term?
- How did the star’s rising impact Herod personally and politically?
- This chapter covers an extended period of time. How does this knowledge affect your thoughts about the impact of the star in your own life today?
Sue Breland, Worship For One: Advent Emmanuel ©