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Toy 1: The Star

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A star is often the preferred tree-topper used to decorate trees in many homes. Mine has one!

What’s our universe without stars? Stars keep planets in place. Nested in constellations, they provide energy in the form of light and heat. Look at the sun, a really big star, around which our solar system revolves. What will we do without the sun?

Stars shine bright. They remind us of what we want to be — bright, seen, and valued. I’ll start my toy collection with a star because that’s how the astrologers of Jesus’ day found him. Shining bright in the eastern sky, it led them to where baby Jesus lay. They sought him, saw him, and worshipped him.

Why is it important to me?

Life can get pretty complicated, pretty fast especially when priorities aren’t in place. Let me remind you today that there is a star who keeps everything in place. Jesus provides light, energy, strength, purpose, and a whole lot more to anyone who seeks him. If you let him light your heart, you find that you are bright, seen, and valued. He becomes your sun and shield, giving you favor and honor (Psalm 84:11).

As I keep up this Star at the peak of the tree that is in my heart, let me ask you —  does this Star have your attention?

“ — For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Matthew 2:2

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