On Day 2 of our “Christmas Goodies”, we shall reflect on The Stars
WHAT IT IS?
The Stars are a common feature in our Christmas celebration. Sometimes, we hang them on the outside of our houses, or we find them as decorations on Christmas greeting cards or other festal decorations.
WHAT ELEMENTS CAN WE LEARN?
- The Star that guided the Magi
The Three Kings – the Magi – were guided to the place of Christ’s birth, with the help of a Star.
Are we ready to follow the signs that God gives us, to come closer to Him?
- The Star shines
St Paul tells us, “to shine as stars lighting up the sky” (Phil 2:5).
Our lives ought to shine with the virtues of Christ, to dispel the darkness of evil and sin
- A Star represents high hopes and ideals
A star, “high up in the sky” is symbolic of having high dreams, high aims and high visions.
We need to have a renewal of our minds (Rom 8: 1) and to have our hearts set on heavenly things (Mt 6:33)
- The Star is a sign of the fulfilment of God’s Promises
In Num. 24:17, we read, “A star will come out of Jacob; a sceptre will rise out of Israel.”
The Star reminds us that the promises of God will surely be fulfilled, even if we feel it’s being delayed or not in sight!
WHAT RESOLUTIONS CAN I PRACTISE TODAY?
Today I will seek to become aware of the many signs that I receive from the Word of God, from people and situations of life, to grow closer to the Lord
Today I will seek to transcend my petty material desires and set my heart, more and more, on things of the Divine
Lord, may my life shine like a star, dispelling all darkness and radiating your love and joy, Amen!
MARANATHA – COME, LORD JESUS!
We welcome you into our hearts! God Bless!