Saturday Morning Devotional
Lessons from the Christmas Star
If you look through your Christmas decorations, you will probably find at least one star. There is a good reason for this, because a star played a great part in the Christmas story. Let’s take a look at lessons from the Christmas Star.
Wise men from the East knew that the King of the Jews had been born, and they wanted to worship Him and give Him gifts. We cannot know for certain how long it was after Christ was born that they came searching for Him (maybe up to two years after His birth), but they were still part of the Christmas story.
“Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:2
- The kings were wise and knew what the star meant. They had seen His star in the sky, and it alerted them that He had been born.
- We can be much like the star! Because of us, others can be aware of the Lord’s Presence. May we let others know Who He is and how He works in our lives. We are a testimony of His Presence. Hurting people need to know that He is real.
“After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was – the star they had seen in the East! It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the Child was.” Matthew 2:9
- The kings were from a foreign land, looking for a foreign King. They needed guidance to find Him. The star would be the one to light the way in the darkness and lead them to Christ.
- We live in a dark and hurting world. We can be a light to override the darkness. When we allow His light to shine through us in our everyday lives, we can guide others to Him. What a privilege to be able to lead others to Christ with our words and actions.
“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed beyond measure.” Matthew 2:10
- The kings were overjoyed when they saw the star but not just because it was so glorious. They were overjoyed because they knew the star was going to lead them to Christ.
- We can help others experience joy, just like the star brought joy to the kings. When hurting people experience the love of Christ through our lives and the love we share, we will see joy in their faces. We get to have the honor of watching people experience true joy when we shine His light on them.
As we go out into this world and encounter people who need to experience the Lord’s love, be the light that guides them to Him. Let us light the way so that the path is clear and they experience the love and joy only He can give! Remember the lessons from the Christmas star!
Quote of the Week
“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” is a wonderful song with a similar message. Click here to listen to it.
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- Peanut Butter Fudge
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- Nut Clusters
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars
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If you missed the 1st devotional in this series, click here to go to “Lessons from the Christmas Inn Keeper.
I hope you enjoyed today’s devotional! I look forward to the next few weeks as we look at some of the different perspectives of Christmas.
Have a Grace & Joy-filled day!
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“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” Psalms 94:19