2020 has been a dark year. I wrote this in December on the darkest night of the year.
Tonight is the longest night of the year.
Inexplicably, the Christmas tree on our deck suddenly went dark last night and so far has not relit.
But into the darkness, there came the sign in the sky tonight of what some are calling the Christmas star.
Two planets kissing each other though many miles apart. Symbolic in that while we may be many miles apart in physical distance or even ideological thought, we can line up in our own orbits and together bring light to the world.
As much darkness as the world has suffered together, many all across the globe looked up and sought the heavenly phenomenon, awed to be witnessing something that would not come again in their lifetime.
For a few moments, they were a part of something bigger than themselves. Even unbelievers considered for a second that there was a Higher Power in charge of the universe.
To many the Christmas star brought Hope for brighter tomorrows.
However, as much as we can bask in the glow of this rare occurrence, let us not to consider it just a wow moment, and return to our ordinary lives tomorrow.
The Christmas star was not just a light show. It was God’s reminder that He is present and in charge of a world that seems to be way off course.
He is putting everything in perfect alignment. He is merging history and the future into something new, far beyond what we can even think or imagine.
God led His Children through the wilderness with a fire in the sky by night. He led the magi by a bright star. The signs in the sky were only guides to lead the way to Him.
It is not the planets and stars we worship. It is not the stars that direct our lives. We seek The Lord God Almighty. We let Him guide us.
Jesus Himself is The Ultimate Light. He is The Light of the world!
“I am The Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have The Light of Life!”