07 December 2013

Christmas Meditation ~ Star

Christmas Star


Star


For most of us, when we see a star at Christmas, it brings to mind the star that the wise men followed in order to find Jesus, the King of the Jews.  

"Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?  For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.
Matthew 2:2

"they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was.  When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him."
Matthew 2:9b-11a

The star not only marked where Jesus was, but Jesus himself was referred to as a star, both prophetically and then in his own words. 

I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not nigh:
A star shall come forth out of Jacob,
and a scepter shall rise out of Israel;
Numbers 24:17

"I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches.  I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star."
Revelation 22:16




Feeding Birds
It has been bitter cold here as it has in much of the country.  The birds are grateful for the seed I put out.  I love watching them! Always amazing to me that they can tolerate this deep cold, when being outside just long enough to fill the feeders is nearly too much for me!  It reminds me of how Jesus taught us:

"Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them."
Matthew 6:26  

Birdfeeders on my terrace
There are 5 feeders out at my house.  The one next to the tree is used mostly by the squirrels!  They have been tucked away in their warm nests during most of this cold spell, though the tracks in this morning's snow shows that they have been visiting!

Tracks in the Snow

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the cardinal pin cushion. Since I own and treasure one of your pin cushions it was so great to see you making a new and wonderful one. These pictures of your home and bird feeders are so calming and make me feel like peace is possible. Thank you Lisa!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Os amiguinhos animais enchem nossos dias de alegria e da certeza de Deus!
Como a neve é linda! Eu nunca vi neve de verdade!
Um abraço!
The buddies animals fill our days with joy and certainty of God!
As snow is beautiful! I've never seen real snow!
Hugs!
Egléa

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