Beautiful Star of Bethlehem…Shine On…Oh, the precious joys of Christmas both past and present. Who among us cannot recall a special memory or two associated with Christmas morn? Some memories may be pleasant, playful, and fond. However, some memories can be sad.
Even though we, as Christians, choose December 25th each year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, it is still a physical twenty-four hour day on planet Earth that can bring forth both good or sad tithings. For those who have experienced sadness during the Christmas season, my heart goes out to you. For I am almost certain that such past experiences can overshadow the present and future joys of Christmas for you.
Yet; let us always remember that somewhere over Bethlehem of Judea, over two-thousand years ago, a guiding star once burned brightly leading the wise men to the place where Jesus lay. Oh, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem I ask that you forever shine upon the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls all over the world leading us all to the place where Jesus is ever-present within our hearts and lives; whatever our circumstances.
No matter if it is December 25th or June 25th…we can always experience the Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shining brightly within our hearts leading us in the path of righteousness for His (Jesus Christ) name’s sake.
Jesus, Jesus…there’s just something about that name.
Perhaps, you have experienced sadness during the Christmas season. It could happen to any of us (Yet, I pray not… for both you and for me). But, sadness can be present any day of the year just as gladness and celebration. This year, let us not allow the sadnesses of the past to overshadow the present joys found in Jesus Christ. For, if our painful, sad experience had occurred on any other date such as July 4th or February 14th…it would make it none the less or none the greater. We all experience times of darkness and sadness within our hearts and lives. Yet; the Beautiful Star of Bethlehem can shine on within our hearts each day of the year.
No matter the time, day, or year….Jesus is ever present…shining within our hearts showing us to a place where Faith abides and Grace and Mercy resides. Oh, this morning I am forever thankful for the Star that guided the wise men to the place where Jesus lay.
Today, tomorrow, and all future Christmas days…let our hearts and memories be filled with the Beautiful Star of Bethlehem…for in Jesus, no other name given, we all find total peace, joy, salvation, and rest for our weary souls.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU….Amen.
Remember God Loves You,
Lin T. Rollins, Author