Back to Bethlehem
Have you noticed how people designate the star that shone with splendor at Christmas? It is called “the star of Bethlehem”—not “the Jesus star,” “the Christmas star,” “the Judean star,” or some other name. This light, which beamed earthward from astronomical distances beyond our planet, is named for a dusty little village without distinction, except … except that Jesus was born there!
Would you let that become a Christmas gift-thought to you—a thought that may keep on giving if you allow it to. It is another pointer to the ways that God has of dignifying, ennobling, and advancing His grace upon each of us in whom Jesus has been born!
Just as you would find Bethlehem a profitable business center today, because Christ was born there, so God is willing to ordain fruitfulness for each of us in whom Jesus lives. The Bethlehem star-fire has ignited His glory over you, loved one: “Arise, shine; for … the glory of the Lord is risen upon you” (Is. 60:1)!