Monday, 13 January 2014

The Star of Bethlehem by Susan L.

  My Bible study group had watched a documentary, "The Star of Bethlehem", last Wednesday. I wasn't there so after I heard about it on Sunday, I found it online and watched it for myself. It is absolutely fascinating. It explains what the star was according to the mathematic formulae used by NASA and every single astronomer on the planet. This is used to chart the movement of the planets and stars far into the future and in this case, back through history. It is well worth watching because there was so much more than just the star taking place in the heavens.
  The author's findings are based in scripture. In fact, that was where his journey began.
  Just as the author of the documentary was touched and awed by his findings, so was I. God laid out the heavens, preordained since before time began, to have them form spectacular conjunctions not just at Jesus' birth but at His death as well. We're talking billions of stars here if not trillions and God knows them all by name. He laid them in patterns and knew we would call them by the names He had chosen. He knew the names of the planets as well because they, too, play a role. He knew that these events would redeem the fact they are named after Roman gods. Ironically, they had to be. Or maybe that's God's sense of humour poking through.
  He knew that we would need to know the truth of Biblical events. He knew the lawyer He ordained for the task who knew nothing of stars and constellations would question the choice He had made. He knew that same lawyer would have the tenacity and research skills necessary to find truth and prove his case.
  I lay awake for a long time last night.
  "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honour, and set him over the works of Your hands." Heb 2:6-7

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