“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.” Philippians 2:14-16
I’m so grateful to Matthew for writing his account of the Wise Men following a star to the Christ Child. I’m thankful that this story is re-told every year at Christmastime to remind us of their arduous journey, their exceedingly great joy and their profound worship.
Of course, this is not just a story. The star was real, the Magi were real and the baby was real.
Today, we find ourselves somewhere between the first stars of Genesis 1 and the Bright Morning Star of Revelation 22.
For the time being, it’s our job to shine like stars in the universe.
How do we do that, exactly?
Stop complaining and arguing.
Hold out the Word of Life.
Our little rays of light are exactly what this crooked and depraved generation needs.
Your spark may be just the thing to lead someone to the Savior.
Thanks for going on this star-studded journey with me through Advent.