“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Did anyone catch the Star of Bethlehem last night? I tried looking for it, but honestly, I couldn’t find it. If You have no idea what I am talking about, the grand conjunction happened last night, where Jupiter and Saturn aligned, causing a huge star in the sky.
Of course, I live in Miami with all of the city lights, so it’s hard for me to see a night sky full of stars, but it wasn’t hard for those living in Bethlehem to see the stars the night Jesus was born.
Today we are reading out of Matthew 2:2
I labeled this devotional, Look For The Brightest Star, and I know we just established those of us in big cities couldn’t really look for bright stars, but that’s not what I really meant.
In this verse, it says, “We saw a star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Lets’ lean onto that. Instead of literal stars, look for the brightest situations, even in the darkest of times. Stars light up the night, and Jesus lights up your life. Look for his fingerprints of love and grace. Look for those he sends to you. He uses others to communicate with us. He is very much involved in your everyday life. So we can look to the glimmers of hope in our lives and worship Him just as they did 2,000 years ago.
If you’re walking around and life is tough, and you can’t see the shimmer glimpse of hope, maybe you are living in a figurative busy city full of distractions, noise, and too much light. The only way to see the stars when you live in a city is to drive away from town, get to a place where it’s dark, and then they will appear.
Maybe, you need to drive away from your distractions. Get away from the noise. Get alone and look for Him. I promise He will reveal himself to you.
Jesus, we thank you for always being there, even when we don’t see you. We love you; we honor your love and grace. Remind us to extend that to others. We are praying for a safe holiday surrounded by family and friends. Some of us are already out of school or work; others will work through the next few days. Please bless us. Bless us in the office; bless us at home. Bless our days so that we may be a blessing to others. We will look for you; we will look for those glimmering pockets of hope in our everyday. It is in your Holy name that we pray, AMEN!