Astrologers study the stars, while their children wish upon stars and Three Wise Men followed a star to Bethlehem, 2,000 years ago. Searching for what? Wishing for what? What were the Magi hoping to find in the little town of Bethlehem? “Good News” naturally. Everyone wants evidence that “Good News” will somehow touch their lives. To believe that anything is possible through faith, even a minuscule amount. Jesus confirmed this possibility, stating that “…If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matt. 17:20.
We are all searching for proof that miracles are possible in today’s unsettled world. We need to believe that we have a purpose for getting out of bed, day after day. Well here are “Today’s Headlines.” You and I are part of a miracle! We were chosen by God to be here this very day, exactly as we are.“For he (God) chose us in him (Christ) before the creation of the world.” Eph. 1:3. Therefore we have been created out love, because,“God is love.” 1 John 4:16. So whenever we feel that we are wasting our lives away and just taking up space, we need to be reminded that our Father has created us for a special purpose.“…For it is God who works in you to will and to act to fulfill his good purpose” Phil. 2:13. He desires that we rejoice in the knowledge of how very loved we are, to believe in His Son Jesus, and to share that love with those around us. So, “Shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life…” Phil. 2:15. For, “…I (Jesus) am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Rev. 22:16. Study Him, Wish upon Him and Follow Him -by Lois Macdonald