Follow the Star - Night 2
God guides us to a Savior.
Jesus is Born – Luke 2:1-7
Joseph and Mary made an 80-mile difficult journey for our Savior to be born in Bethlehem. The shepherds came from fields around Bethlehem and the Wise Men from hundreds of miles away to find the Savior.
- What was/is your journey like to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior?
- What or who served as the bright light that pointed or is pointing you to Jesus?
The year of Jesus’ birth was a time of violence, chaos, and political and social unrest. Wouldn’t you say that’s similar to our current time?
Today, December 21st, is Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night. It’s literally the “darkest day” and the beginning of a cold, dark winter season. This year on the darkest day of the year, Jupiter and Saturn will come close together soon after sunset for the first time in 800 years to look like the Christmas Star! How fitting that in this moment of time during the Christmas season, we get to see a reminder that Light has stepped in. In our chaos and dark time, He brings hope! He is perfect at stepping into chaos and bringing it into peace.
Gather outside with blankets to stargaze and find the “Christmas Star.” You can download a free star app, Skyview Lite, to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and planets!
For Families with Kids:
God’s people had been watching and waiting for hundreds of years for God to send the Promised Savior. They probably weren’t looking for Jesus in a stable with animals, but God guided Joseph and Mary to the place He chose and guided lowly shepherds to celebrate His birth. God made it clear right from the beginning that Jesus was someone that anyone, even the shepherds, could come and see.
- If Jesus was born today, where do you think you would look for him?
- Who helps or has helped to point you to and find Jesus? How can you help others find Jesus?