DID YOU KNOW?
There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars. The average distance between the stars in the sky is 20 million miles.
“The Magi came from afar.” This is how the Bible describes their journey. That is a very interesting choice of words, to describe the distance of their journey as “afar”. It is interesting, indeed, when you consider the vast amount of space there is in the universe. There was an even a greater divide between Herod and the newborn King. Their reception was far from what they may have expected; and, in their case, they had supernatural guidance to and from Bethlehem. The amazing thing was that it all started with a star.
When you consider the unbelievable facts about the solar system, it is even more astonishing. Couple these with the fact that it would take a modern spaceship 70,000 years to get to the nearest star to earth. You only just begin to realize how miraculous it was for oriental wise men to be guided by the stars of heaven. All it took was a star to guide them. Jesus is referred to as the Bright and Morning Star. Come to think about it, it is only appropriate that a star would guide them, considering He is the Maker of the stars.
“He Who made the [cluster of stars called] Pleiades and [the constellation] Orion, Who turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, The Lord is His name.”
I BELIEVE IN JESUS, I BELIEVE IN GOD! I BELIEVE IN YOU!
Cleddie and GayNell