A single star, the brightest one in the sky, marked the way to the birthplace of a newborn king.
The shepherds marveled at the sight. Having kept watch over their sheep at night, they were familiar with every star in the sky. This one, however, was different. It didn’t move as the others did. In fact, it didn’t move at all. It just stood there, night after night, as if to say ‘Come and see!’
This star was something they’ve never seen before; an anomaly in an otherwise normal sky. The shepherds were naturally afraid. Until an angel appeared to them while they were in their fields.
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this Fay in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)
Christmas is a special time of year for many of us. We gather together with family and friends. We exchange gifts, we eat, and we enjoy the time spent in each other’s company.
But let’s not forget the true meaning of this season. Jesus may not have been born on December 25th but I can’t think of a better time to appreciate and honor what a loving God did for us: the birth of a Son who would come to save mankind.