Joy….All Wrapped Up in a Present

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matt 2:10

“I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Rev 22:16

In one week’s time we’ll sit around a plastic tree and remember it once again:

Joy itself has broken through into planet earth.

He has all the brightness heaven within Him, but as our Gift He will take His place as a humble infant laying in a barn.  The mystery of this Bright Star which burns with the sharpest brilliance is that He contains many more stars within Him.  And eventually, 32 years later, all of these stars will beam forth the same joy which ignites the Morning Star Himself.

“Then you will shine among them LIKE STARS IN THE SKY” Phil 2:15

“You are children of the LIGHT.” 1 Thess 5:5

How is it possible that we shine like stars?  Well I’m glad you ask (or I’ll assume you did 🙂 )

I have a couple Christmas gifts to give, courtesy of Brilliant Perspectives….one of my favorite stashes of exciting revelations.

 

The first is this printable jumble of words which describes each of these small stars:

BrilliantPerspectives_I_AM

And here is an audio version if you’d like to hear these amazing things out loud

We seem to have quite an amazing resemblance to the Bright Morning Star Himself.

 

And secondly….Here is a short video of how exactly the joy of the Bright Morning Star moves from Him to us:

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 🙂

“And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.”

 Top photo credit:  Hubble Heritage Team

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