“Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time! They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.” (Luke 2 :9-11)
Every year my family places one humble star on top of our Christmas tree. To me, that’s what Christmas is all about anyway…One Humble Star.
The Wise Men followed the God Positioned Star (GPS) to arrive at the real star, baby Jesus.
Humbly, Jesus came into this world. (In a manger.)
Humbly, Jesus lived. (As a carpenter.)
Humbly, Jesus died on the cross. (A criminal’s death – in between two real criminals.)
Humbly, Jesus invites every person to believe in Him. Jesus has never, ever forced anyone into a relationship with Him. No, He’s far too humble to make someone be His friend.
When I think of all that Jesus has done for me, I won’t lie…I get star struck.
The same humble Star, Jesus, that the Wise Men visited and worshipped is still alive today. The gift Jesus offers doesn’t have an expiration date, rust, decay or decrease in value over time. Eternity is a really long time. Jesus offers a gift so precious that it lasts forever. Eternal life. This gift is not stuffed into a box, “…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Have you accepted this free gift? If not, what’s stopping you from today?
What do you have on top of your Christmas tree?
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