Matthew 2: 9-10
“9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.”
The Magi left King Herod after learning that the prophet Micah had prophesied that the birth of the Messiah would take place in Bethlehem. The star that they had seen in the beginning of their journey in Persia, now shone brightly before them, leading them to the birthplace.
We know stars to be fixed objects that do not move and certainly comets do not stop and rest in the sky. So this star was a light created by God for the special purpose of marking the birthplace of Christ.
A light created by God led the Jews as they wandered in the wilderness. Now God’s light led the Magi to His Son...the light of the world.
May the love of Christ be with you,
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)