“. . . His STAR in the East.”

In the world, the big news is ‘Star Wars,” the movie.  Fox 411 of Fox News reports that over the weekend this movie brought in $238 million dollars domestically and over $500 million worldwide.  Many, many people spent millions of dollars and hours to see a movie that will be forgotten in another generation.  A quote from this article says, “…the force is strong…”

Yesterday, Sunday, many, many people attended church services to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Faith Life Worship Center worshiped, prayed, preached the Word. FLWC also gave gifts to those attending and many who did not attend, as some took extra gifts to give to neighbors and strangers.  Here’s what the Word says about a STAR:  the New Testament account in Matthew 2:1-2 says, “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?  For we have seen His STAR in the East and have come to worship Him.'” (NKJV)

This STAR led the wise men to the Savior.  The Old Testament records in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God…”  They would find Him, verses 9-10, “When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the STAR which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.  When they saw the STAR, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.”(NKJV)  These kings from the East were consumed by God’s glory as they saw baby Jesus.  The Word records they fell down and worshiped Him and they gave out of their treasures, gold, frankincense and myrrh.

The only investment one should make is in Jesus Christ.  While the world says, “the force is strong;” we say, “Jesus is our strength because He is strong in every way.”  While the world records success by box office receipts; we record success by the millions of souls who have trusted in Jesus as Savior.  Also, the box office receipts will soon wane and eventually stop.  The record of souls will never cease and the Good News will always be popular as believers will continue to share the Message of Jesus.  Over two thousand years of real adversity has never stopped the Gospel.

Please make this a memorable Christmas by sharing the Good News with family and strangers.  The greatest gift anyone can receive is eternal life through Jesus.  His gift of salvation has no price. It is free to all who will accept this truth and believe.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!
Faith Life Worship Center

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