A few Christmases ago, I went with a couple of friends to an Amy Grant and Vince Gill concert. On the way home a falling star fell in front of the car I was driving. It was so bright that it looked like it fell right on the pavement in front of us. Unbelievably awesome!! I can’t begin to tell you what an experience that was. Every Christmas I remember it and am wowed all over again by that powerful sight.
So as I put up my stable scene of Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, and all the other participants on that amazing night, the star that led the kings from far away to find the Christ Child was on my mind. This star had to be magnificent, out of the ordinary to the nth degree. It would have stayed stationary, unlike the stars that come and go as our earth turns. The group of three would have been able to see that they were getting closer and closer to it until they stood directly underneath it. I can’t imagine the feeling of finally arriving at the location I had studied from afar and placed its GPS location by a faint but brightly burning star, burning ever brighter the closer I came.
Were these three the only ones who were privy to such a star?
Did God hide it from the eyes of the masses? To those people who qualify all that happens in the world through science and logic, the answer is a scoffing no; those people include the Spirit God among the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. But for those of us who have experienced the supernatural, who know for a fact that there is an intelligent force much greater than ourselves, someone we call the Father God, we know that anything is possible.
The Bible talks about signs and wonders, and they come in many shapes and forms, human and inanimate, powerful and gentle, roaring and whispering, joyful and heartbreaking, explained and mysterious.
My blindingly bright falling star was a wonder. A wonder that reminds me every Christmas season of the power of the Son God, the power to give life to the dying, a new birth.
May you experience the supernatural this Christmas, for that is what the Christ Child is: a spiritual experience outside the boundaries of earth.