Follow that star

21 December 2020 will be a significant day this year.

The 21st of December is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest night in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks either mid-winter or mid-summer in most countries. Thinking about this figuratively, do you feel that 2020 has thrown you in the middle of turmoil, chaos, unexpected change, and trauma? Are you in the middle of a winter season?

21 December 2020 promises an astronomy wonder last witnessed 400 years ago. Should you not know, Saturn and Jupiter will be very close and appear to overlap. This phenomenon is called a conjunction. It will look like one bright star. Some articles have dubbed this event ’The Christmas Star’ because it happens so close to Christmas Day. Conjunctions are significant to astrologers who interpret meaning in celestial bodies and their motion.

We can all reason the way that astrologers do, but there is so much more significance and wonder. God created our solar system and the whole universe. He created the sun, moon, and stars on the 4th day of the creation week in Genesis. The stars, sun, moon, and planets were created to provide light at night, to separate light and darkness, to be signs of God’s provident care, and markers for days, seasons, and years.

“Then God said, “Let there be light-bearers (sun, moon, stars) in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be useful for signs (tokens) [of God’s provident care], and for marking seasons, days, and years; and let them be useful as lights in the expanse of the heavens to provide light on the earth”; and it was so, [just as He commanded]. God made the two great lights—the greater light (the sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night; He made the [galaxies of] stars also [that is, all the amazing wonders in the heavens]. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to provide light upon the earth, to rule over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:14-19‬ ‭AMP‬‬

So as you look at the conjunction on the 21st, may it remind you of and point you to the Light of the world, Jesus Christ. May you find joy and hope in every situation because Jesus is your Saviour and by your side. When you look at this ’Christmas Star’, remember that you are significant to God.

“When I see and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have established, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭8:3-4‬ ‭AMP‬‬

God is in control. Just as the Magi offered gifts to Jesus and His family that would provide what they needed to flee to Egypt, God will provide for your needs.

Furthermore, celestial bodies were created to indicate changes in time. God holds time and your life in His hands. Every day of it. His timing is perfect. May you be expectant of change and believe that God is taking you into a new season and time where He will be more real, present, prominent, and first in your life.

In the book of Revelation we read that Jesus Christ is the Morning Star. Like the Magi that followed the star to Bethlehem to find and worship the king of the Jews, let’s seek the Lord always. Choose to follow Jesus Christ. He will lead you every step of the way. He is our King and we are His daughters and sons. The Magi traveled all the way from probably Babylon for months to Jerusalem and then Bethlehem to find Jesus. How far will you go to follow where God leads you? Although the road may seem unclear, remember that you are following the King of kings. How far will you go to lead others to Christ and the truth of His word?

In some cultures, the 21st of December marks the actual beginning of summer or winter. Could 21 December 2020 be a new season or start for you?

Happy star or planet gazing!

Stay resolute my friend.

Talita

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