My wife came home from her Women’s Bible Study group thrilled once again with the Christmas Story. The lady who brought the devotional focused on ‘The Christmas Star’, and she touched Sue’s heart. The scripture was familiar: “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “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 2:1-2 NKJV).
The emphasis was on the light of the Star that guided the Magi to Jesus. The lady then spoke of her ‘Christmas Star’ – the person in her life whose light led her to Jesus. The group was then asked to think of a person whose life helped guide them to Jesus. It was a wonderful time of reflection and remembrance as they thought of those special people that influenced them to seek and to find the Savior.
The final step in this moving devotional was to ask each lady if there was someone in their sphere of influence for whom they could be the light to guide that person to Jesus. Could they be a Christmas Star for someone?
I am grateful that my wife shared that devotional thought with me. I love the Christmas Season. With the emphasis on the birth of Christ all around us, it’s easy to speak the name of Jesus to those with whom we have contact. That is certainly true of Christian family and friends, but it may also be an opportune time to share our faith with those who are not Christian.
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).
Prayer: Lord, help me to be a Christmas Star for someone who sits in darkness.
~ Brother Roy