Christmas Stars

Stars of righteousness

J.N. Manokaran

We thought of hanging few stars in our home.  Recently, we have moved into this home.  What is significant about hanging stars? First, Hanging stars would denote that the Christmas Celebrations have begun.  Second, it would be a guide for the Carol singers to identify our home from a distance.  Third, our neighbours would also learn that we are disciples of Lord Jesus Christ.  Four, the Star led the wise men from the East to the New born Saviour of the world in the city of Bethlehem; so we should be like that Star leading people in right direction towards Truth and to Heaven.   

Paul exhorts Christians to shine like stars holding the Word of Life.  “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the Word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.” (Phil 2:14-16)  Daniel foretold this several centuries ago:  “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3)

Apostle Jude compares the wicked people who spread False teachings to Wandering Stars. (Jude 1:13)  These people could mislead, misguide simple people in the wrong direction enslaving them.  There are too many Wandering Stars in the world today. 

In the Christmas Season let us think:  Am I like the Star of Bethlehem shining for the Glory of God and leading people to righteousness? Am I holding to the Word of Life or following Wandering Stars at our own peril?  May God help you to be Shining Star holding the Word of Life among the crooked and depraved generation.   


About J.N. Manokaran

Preacher, Teacher and Writer. Serving Lord Jesus Christ through Community Bible Study
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