The Morning Star

Matthew 2
“When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.” (v. 9)

Jesus is the True Star of Bethlehem. In 2 Peter 1:19, we see a reference to Jesus as the “Day Star” called so because His glory outshines the sun, and He is as a star that can be seen in the day time as well as night. The wise men came from a far country, and, no doubt, traveled during the day, as well as night, all the while following the mystery star that led them to Jesus. This brings to mind a poem I wrote for a Christmas time campaign:

The wise men followed a distant star, it was a light unto their paths through a world of darkness. That star led them to Jesus.
We would do well to also follow that star, to let its light be our guide; to come to Jesus.
This star has moved now, from Bethlehem to Calvary.
It is the “Daystar” bringing light to darkened souls.

The wise men followed a distant star,
A light of hope for them;
A light to guide them through the night,
And from the snares of evil men:
That light led them to a greater Light,
The King of kings is He;
A greater Light, another Star,
The Daystar of Calvary.
Yes, that star of Bethlehem,
Seen so long ago,
Has moved to a hill called Calvary,
And draws the weary soul.
So follow that dear Star, my friend,
Let it be your Guide;
Follow it from Bethlehem to Calvary,
And in God’s will abide.

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