Stars. They sparkle above us on clear nights. Some people look to the stars as gods, believing they hold the answers to life. Sailors once depended on stars to steer their ships home. It is God who created the stars.
God once created a special star for a glorious purpose. Its purpose was to be a guide to someone important – the most important person in all the history of the world. Jesus Christ, Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, the world’s only Savior. God wanted everyone to know about Jesus.
The wise men were led by this star to Bethlehem. While they were not Jews – God’s Old Testament people – God still wanted them to know Jesus as their Savior. Being led by that star, they came a long way to worship Jesus, the King of the Jews, the world’s Savior. They laid before him gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
God still wants everyone to know Jesus, as He always has. He does this by means of a greater star, the written word of the Bible. The Bible is God’s Word, leading us to Jesus like the star led the wise men. The Bible reveals Jesus to us by faith and teaches us all we need to know about Him. How we need Him! Our sins against God are many. For instance, who of us ever reads, knows and loves the Bible as we should? We sinners resist everything that comes from God.
Jesus did what no one else could to save us. As the Innocent One, He shed his human, yet divine blood to wash away our sins! Yes, the power of His blood has cleansed the whole world! We are saved through faith in Him, faith born of God’s Bible word! We thank God for the Bible, our guiding star to the world’s one Savior! It will never steer us wrong.
“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 in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2