January 10, 2021: The Star of Bethlehem

Were you able to get out and see what was called “The Bethlehem Star” this past Christmas? On December 21, Saturn and Jupiter were so close to each other that they appeared like a bright star in the sky. Of course, that is from our perspective … the truth is that they are still 400 million miles away from each other, but from our line of sight, it looked like they were right next to each other! They say that this has not happened since the year 1226AD … 800 years ago!

2,000 years ago there was another phenomenon in the sky: the True Star of Bethlehem. God the Creator of the heavens and the earth used a majestic star to reveal His Son to the Gentiles! Those who did not have the Word of God were given a miraculous star to lead them to the Savior of the World. The True Star of Bethlehem guided Wise Men from the East to worship the infant Christ.

This story of the Miracle Star leading the Wise Men to Jesus begins the season of Epiphany. The word “Epiphany” means “to reveal, to make known, or to show.”

On Epiphany, Jesus is “revealed” to be the King and Savior of all people: Greater than the “star of Bethlehem,” He truly is the Star of Jacob — the Star that saves all nations!


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