Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Gift That Keeps Growing

The Magi that came to see Jesus do so because they "saw His star in the east" and came to worship Him.  God used an angel army to extend a birth announcement to the shepherds who were close by.  Now He uses the stars to give an invitation to a group of people who are far away. The whole account is amazing.  In fact, there is a presentation we did at the church last night about the star of Bethlehem that makes it even more incredible.  If you want to check it out, here is a link for the site:  http://www.bethlehemstar.com/

Since the creation of the Hubble Telescope, the vastness of the universe has been opened up to our understanding in a way that it never was before.  There are not just millions of stars but millions of galaxies like our own Milky Way.  And the Scriptures say:

He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
                            Psalm 147:4

There are some gifts that we receive at Christmas that are wonderful and we enjoy them and they have a life span of days, weeks or years.  But when we receive Jesus, the One through whom all things were made and without Him was nothing made that has been made, that gift just keep growing.  We walk out on a clear night, and the "heavens declare the glory of God."  So this God, who holds in His hand every one of these universes, cares for us individually.  He is great and we are small.  He is powerful and we are weak.  He is worthy and we are humbled.  And the more we spend time seeking Him the greater, more vast, more powerful and more worthy He becomes.

What does the vastness of the night sky say to you?

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