Christmas Meditation ~ 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.
"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."
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;
"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."
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."
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!