3 Reasons the 'Christmas Star' of 2020 Is Bringing So Much Hope
Crosswalk - As Christians, we may have heard a great deal about the star of David that appeared during the birth of Jesus. But did you know that a certain astronomical phenomenon involving stars will occur in late December of 2020? That’s right. The planets Saturn and Jupiter will align on December 21 and will form a “Christmas star” shape in their alignment.
Just how rare is this phenomenon? According to Christian Headlines, you have to go back to the 1200s just to see something similar to this occurrence happening around the same time.
The news of this so-called “Christmas star” has sparked hope and excitement for believers around the globe. In this article, we’ll dive into some of the reasons we can look forward to seeing the Christmas star and what it reminds us of this Advent season.
Christmas Star Meaning in the Bible
We’ve seen a star used in about every nativity skit we’ve watched at church. But what is the significance of this celestial body, apart from the fact it directed shepherds (and eventually the Magi) to Bethlehem? Stars do seem to play multiple roles throughout Scripture. Let’s analyze some verses in which they play an important part.
Matthew 24:29: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
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