Tuesday, 10 December 2013
The Star of Bethlehem is traditionally linked to a prophecy in the Book of Numbers:
"I see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near;
A Star shall come out of Jacob..." - Numbers 24:17
It is this same star that is said to have guided the Magi to Jesus. Matthew records this in his Gospel:
"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.” - Matthew 2:1-12
This star is deeply symbolic for Christ-followers for a number of reasons - it reminds us that Jesus is a light in a dark world and that God will guide us, even when things don't seem to make sense. It also teaches me that even the stars can point us to our Saviour.
So this Advent Season, may we follow the signs that point us to Jesus.
Living in Grace