Will you let Him lead the way?
On Dec. 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will cross paths in the night’s sky and for a brief moment, they will appear to shine together as one body, forming (what many experts believe to be) the Star of Bethlehem.
This is a very rare occurrence and will be occurring only four days before Christmas. Pretty awesome, huh?
Upon hearing about this, I was struck by the fact such a rare astronomical event was occurring in 2020, of all the years that it could occur.
Is God trying to say something? After all, the Bible does tell us that God would send us "signs in sun and moon and stars”. (Luke 21:25).
With the current state of the world and the chaos all around, it is hard to believe that this isn’t the case.
What could God be telling us with this star?
Perhaps, He is trying to remind humanity to Seek Him.
The world has fallen so far from God that it isn’t surprising to see the brokenness, pain, anger, and hatred all around. We have pushed God so far out of our societies, laws, morality and daily lives, and it has left the hole in our hearts made for Him, empty; an emptiness that people try to fill with worldly pleasures, only to find the emptiness remains.
Perhaps, the Lord is sending us this star in 2020, of all years, to give us hope, remind us that He is with us, and to shine the way through. What do we need to do?
It’s simple, really.
All we need to do, is rid ourselves of our worldly passions, break away from pride, and with a childlike heart recognize that all He asks is for us to be open to Him and His love.
We must remember, God loves us more than we could ever begin to comprehend. It is even more difficult to imagine the pain He must feel when He sees us continually pushing Him out of every arena of the world.
With the star of Bethlehem reappearing to us, the Lord shows us how He continues to remain present, ready to be born anew in our hearts, our minds, our souls.
My dear sisters, I know this year has been so difficult for many of you and that it continues to be this way. I know that it is easy to lose hope; everything around us seems to be upside down. I don’t know about where you are, but where I live (Toronto), all Masses have been cancelled. It is such a painful time.
But one thing is for sure: God is still with us. We must NOT lose hope and remember that in the end, He will conquer; evil will never have the last word.
Will you be looking at the skies for the Star of Bethlehem to appear on Monday? Will you let Him lead the way?
Journeying with you,