What star are you following? | Chuck Knows Church

Posted By on June 27, 2019



. .after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, wise
men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king
of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and
have come to pay him homage.” When I was young I learned the about the star. I’d look up at night each Christmas to see
if I could spot it. I told myself If I ever did, I would follow
it. As I got older, I learned that not everyone
believes there was a star in the East that first Christmas. Some say it was pious fiction, others believe
it was a planetary conjunction, some can prove it was a comet, a double occultation, or just
a myth, and still others believe that it occurred just as it is written in the gospel of Matthew. Even though there are virtually no details
in the gospel about the star, throughout history it has always been depicted as being easy
to spot in the sky. But there’s no mention if it twinkled, was
larger than the rest, looked like a comet, or was even brighter than all the stars surrounding
it. It could have looked like any other star. Nevertheless, of the billions shown that night,
the magi made a decision to follow the star they knew would lead them to Jesus. Today there seems to be so many stars that
compete for our attention. Not only in the sky, but in our way. And those do often twinkle, look brighter,
and easily get our attention. It’s so easy to be distracted from what’s
important. And though there are billions of stars shown
in the sky and in our way each Christmas, each year we are called to make a decision
to follow the one that leads us to the Christ child. Which star are you following? Merry Christmas from your friends at Chuck
Knows Church.

Posted by Lewis Heart

This article has 10 comments

  1. What happened to this series ? Your production quality is fantastic.

    I know this platform has done everything it can to ruin the Christian message.

    You should keep it up. People are coming back to that message. Especially the young generation, the pendulum is swing back.

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