December 15th, 2011
The Christmas Star of Bethlehem.
I wonder when did our society begin to use the word ‘star’ in associated with a famous person? What makes someone a star in the first place?
Then I wondered who were those big stars back in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s? Were they Hollywood actors, athletes, or musicians? How long before those stars began to fade from memories? Do we even know any of those ‘stars’ today?
Its seems that everyone wants to be a ‘star’ in some way today. Some for amusement reasons (which by the way the word ‘amuse’ means ‘not to think’) and others desire to do something good in helping humanity whether it be military hero’s, inventors, or doctors. Those are the ones I think we remember most and should want to be like.
What if I told you there was a person that actually did something for people that was for amusement, though he is an amazing story teller. What he did was so powerful that it has continued changing lives of people still today? Wow that person must have a star right? Well he did have a star but it wasn’t for being a great physician, or being the most amazing inventor, or even for being a military hero, but it was for being the Servant of all, the King of kings, and the Savior of the world. This makes for a very interesting story and if this person is all these things he really should have a star right!?
This amazing person does have a star but not on Hollywood boulevard or on some plaque on a wall but he had an actual star! Wise men followed that star from the east to a little town named Bethlehem 2,000 years ago that led them to the King of kings and Savior of the world. Christ the Lord should have an actual star since he is the Creator right?
Well he did and more can be found about the actual Star thanks to Johannes Kepler and Rick Larson. Check this out for yourself http://www.bethlehemstar.net/