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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Reason for the Season of Christmas (12/04/08)

TITLE: The Bethlehem Star
By Emily Blakely
12/10/08


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In the first day of creation, God made light and divided the light from the darkness. The sun, moon and stars came into being at the Creator's hand on the fourth day, and the cycle of time and seasons was set into motion. "God set them in the firmament of heaven." That is a powerful God.

Day after day, year after year, night skies were observed by mankind. What was seen in them could be depended upon. They gave direction, made known the seasons, and continued uninterrupted.

Step back in time, to one night a-twinkle with distant stars and imagine the sight of a new star, the Bethlehem star. Its light so bright and constant it could not help but be noticed. Had it been there all along then brought forth when the time was exactly right? Or, was it a special creation, made at the appointed time? Either way it was no ordinary star. It has been called the guiding star, carrying with it an announcement that is still echoing through the universe and time: The Messiah! A Savior.

This bright star, this steady, quiet star identified precisely who the Messiah was. God laid out His plan and clearly told it to man. There were men with knowledge and wisdom to understand and follow the star to see the King who had been born.

Where did the Bethlehem star go? No matter, its light burns bright in the hearts and minds of all who embrace its message...the reason for the Christmas season!


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Dee Yoder 12/13/08
Lovely thoughts about that special light that guided so many to the Christ child!
Marlene Austin12/15/08
Lovely devotional. Well-written. :)