Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”
(Matthew 2:1, 2 NLT)

The great star that the wise men saw may have been a conjunction of Jupiter, Mars and Saturn which occurred in 6 BC or God could have made a special star to appear to only those with eyes to see it. It does not matter if the star was natural or supernatural, what matters is that these wise men saw a great light that initiated a journey towards Jesus. The prophecy written 700 years before accurately predicted the birth of Christ. “The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2) When someone first introduces us to the Lord Jesus Christ we also first experience the great Light of the world. The desire to know King Jesus initiates the start of our journey of faith. We leave the dark place of our existence and walk towards the light of His glory.

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