December 15, 2013

The Star of Bethlehem

In the Gospel according to Matthew (2:2-14), we learn that the rising of an unusual star guided Magi, also known as the wise men, to Jerusalem. The Magi interpreted this star as a sign that a great person was being born. They treated the star as a beacon, following it to the place directly above which it shone. There, in Bethlehem, they recognized Jesus as the newborn king whose birth was foretold by the star.

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