Light from a Distant Star

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

There have been many theories about the star the magi followed. But one thing is certain: This star was located far from earth.

According to NASA, it takes 4.3 years for the light of the nearest star (besides the sun) to reach us. The light from other stars takes much longer. For some, thousands of years.

In other words, the light seen by those magi would have begun its journey across the universe years earlier, and then traveled across millions of miles of space. Yet the path of that light was so perfect that it led them to one specific place: a manger in Bethlehem. The mathematical calculations necessary for such a trajectory are beyond our comprehension.

When the magi saw the baby Jesus, these travelers instantly knew their journey was complete. Overwhelmed with joy and adoration, they laid down their earthly treasures at His feet.

What do you think about when you look at the night sky? Many feel overwhelmed and even unimportant. But the story of the magi reminds us that there is a God who is sovereign over the universe. How mighty is His control. How sure are His plans. And how much He cares for His people.

Today, that same God invites you to remember that He already has declared “the end from the beginning” and promises to accomplish His purposes (Isaiah 46:10). He is sovereign over space and time, and you can entrust your life to Him.

Join those magi and bend your knees before Jesus. Worship Him with your gifts, your treasures, and your life—both today and throughout eternity.