The Star of Bethlehem appears in the nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew, where wise men from the East (Magi) are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem and then to Bethlehem. The star was the sign that marked the birth of Jesus, leading and directing them to the Savior. When the star stopped over Bethlehem, the Magi rejoiced with exceedingly great joy and they fell down and worshipped Jesus at the site of Him. Matthew 2: 1-11
This beautiful story in the Bible is a heartfelt representation of one of my dear friends. She’s a friend who invites me into her peaceful presence and inspires me to travel with her on the narrow road. The road is unpredictable and full of rough terrain and can be dark at times; but the star still shines.
She encourages me and prays with me. She has taught me the art of deep intimacy with God. From prayer corners, to scripture, to silent refresh retreats and Graham Cooke sermons, she has always led me into the arms of Jesus.
Her inspiration is the stamina that keeps me walking and her love is the light that directs me to my Savior.
Her friendship will endure forever through the stability of Christ as we walk into eternity.
She is my star who I rejoice over with exceedingly great joy as I fall down and worship Jesus in her presence!
Who is your star of Bethlehem? Who has led you to Jesus?
If you’ve never had someone like this in your life, I encourage you to join Discovery Church’s mentorship program. http://www.discoverychurch.org/mentoring/
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25