It’s Christmas time once again. I hope you are doing well with your friends and family spared from the pandemic. Our immediate family has avoided the Covid-19 virus, but not all of our family. Our son that lives two hours away from us, has recovered from the virus while friends of ours are currently fighting the virus. A niece living in another state is also fighting the virus. Just as we are praying for the safety of your friends and family, we appreciate your prayers directed to ours. This isn’t a church or denominational matter, but a spiritual household matter. If you believe you walk in faith by the spirit of God, then you are part of the same spiritual household as myself and we should pray for one another. This is the greatest gift I can give you this year, and I will gladly and thankfully accept the same gift from you.
On a much lighter note, there is a lot of talk in the news of this year’s Christmas Star. Here’s a quote from Forbes.com. “It’s being called the “Christmas Star,” but the “great conjunction” is all about planets, not stars. Just 0.1º apart—a fifth of the diameter of the full Moon—this is the closest Jupiter and Saturn have come to each other since a great conjunction in 1623 and the best since 1226. The two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn will look like two bright stars that are almost touching, as seen by the naked eye.” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/12/18/how-when-and-where-you-can-see-christmas-star-planets-then-shooting-stars-on-the-solstice-this-week/?sh=7aa685135348) The link will take you to the full article.
There is a very small window of time to be able to see this sight and if you have clear skies tonight, it may very well be a once in a lifetime sight. I’m not going to make any claim as to the accuracy of the claim that this was the Christmas Star that pointed the Magi to search out the Christ child years ago. Let the theologians argue that out. But if you want to see this sight, look to the SW, 45 minutes after sunset tonight. You will have only about an hour to see this sight before the planets disappear below the horizon. It will be at least 400 to 800 years until this sight will repeat itself in the same magnitude as tonight.
If you want to see what the Bible said about the Christmas Star of Jesus, read Matthew 2: 1 – 16. I know this will be a very short post, but it seemed too important to miss and I didn’t want any of my readers or followers to miss this opportunity.
Good luck searching for the Christmas Star and I hope seeing it will be a blessing for you to strengthen your love and appreciation for God and for His gift to all mankind, Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas 2020