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Close your eyes and imagine with me the darkness of a room where there is no light.
I remember being afraid of the dark.
I remember imagining dangers and seems fears multiplied.
Darkness can have weight.
Darkness can seem to hold you.
I know what it is like to be afraid of the Dark.
The Answer to the Darkness is an invention of the divine.
The Answer to Darkness is a gift from God.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
“Every Good Gift and Every Perfect Gift”.
The Father of Lights
The purpose of the stars is to light the night.
Though Earth is but an unseeable thing in the context of the universe,
Yet the earth was created for God’s plan, and all of the universe was created to demonstrate something about God, from the perspective of those who dwell on the earth.
Psalm 19:1. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psalm 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
When we look at the world around us, we can see darkness.
When we look at the world around us we can see wickedness and violence.
When we look at the world around us, our hope can begin to leak out.
If you look at the world around you long enough,
Your soul can feel pretty flat.
However, when you look up you see, you are reminded,
How Great is our God!
How Righteous Is Our Lord!
Thou we may feel insignificant in ourselves…
We matter to him and that should give us cause to praise His Holy Name.
9 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.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
The wise men were armed with a prophetic promise.
Somewhere in the remains of Daniels legacy, there was a prophecy in which these wise men were focused on.
I can just imagine what it was like, Maybe after a long night of discussion of the prophecy for a lifetime, One of these men happened to look up at the sky and begin to see the glimmer of the long promise of a sacred star. One by one, he went to his friend’s house and as they stumbled out of their house, they looked and saw what their friends pointed out. Through preparation, they made the journey,
And like many promises, when they got close they lost sight of what started them on the journey.
They were confronted with a man of evil intentions.
They found themselves in conversation with those who would desire to put the light out.
They left and they could not see the star.
And yet, with direction, as they proceeded down the path….
They saw that star. And when they saw that star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
I feel like I know how they felt. Because I have seen that same star in my faith.
When it seems I have lost sight and I am simply walking down the path in the right direction…
When I see the star again….
Oh, what singing, oh what shouting….
Look up my dear brother and sister….
Don’t stop looking up till you see the star.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
The answer to the darkness…. focus on the star.
The Star, of hope, promise, truth, and eternal consequence.
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.