Tonight’s touching planets are The Star of Bethlehem. Tomorrow morning’s biscuits and gravy are manna from heaven.
The beauty of having my own blog is I can say whatever I want to. (I bet you my Daddy is sweating bullets right now, and that makes me giggle.) I’m fixin’ to get all Baptist girl on y’all. (You can exhale now Daddy.) You can call me simple minded if you want to, and that’s okay.
I was reading earlier that in the night sky tonight, Jupiter and Venus will be so close, that you can cover them both with the tip of an outstretched finger. The two continue to draw closer until they appear to become one big bright star. Can anyone guess where this is going? Yep. You read it too. According to Facebook, tonight, for the first time in 2,000 years, we get to gaze upon the Star of Bethlehem. I’m super excited about it, and I’ll be dragging the husband, the kids, and the dogs, out in the front yard to gawk and have a precious family moment.
There’s just one thing. I don’t believe for a minute it is the Star of Bethlehem. I think we can look at it in the spender that it is and use our imaginations to fill in the gaps of what the Star of Bethlehem looked like, but it is not The Star. That wasn’t the Star 2,000 years ago either. The Star of Bethlehem wasn’t a natural occurrence of Jupiter and Venus appearing to touch. The Star of Bethlehem was supernatural. God sent the Star of Bethlehem as a big, flashy, blingy, unmistakably gaudy, star in the sky as a guide to the birth of our Savior. It wasn’t everyday stuff.
While I’m at it, the parting of the Red Sea was not an “atmospheric event”, or a “wind set down”. The 10 plagues of Egypt were not a result of a volcano eruption. I could go on and on, but considering I have to do a shampoo and set in one hour and I’m sitting here in my pajamas, I’m going to get straight to the point. Is it possible that we have gotten to smart to believe the bible for what it says? We have scientifically smashed the crap out of every miracle in the bible until we have turned them into everyday, ho hum occurrences, all in the name of…. “smart”… “science”…. “proof”…
Remember when you were a kid and you imagined the events in the bible as actual miracles? They were mind blowing, out of this world events that only God could have performed right? Then we grew up and watched the Discovery Channel and nothing was ever same. There is a reason the bible describes faith as child like. Take it for what it says, ya’ll. MIRACULOUS. Miraculous can’t be explained. That’s what makes it miraculous. Let’s let go of all the smarty pants, know it all bull crap, (sorry, I ran out of church words) and take the Bible for what it says.
Tonight, drag your family into the yard and look at how pretty Jupiter and Venus are when they are almost touching. Then close your eyes and picture something even cooler. The Bethlehem Star. A Star. The Star. A miracle in a book of miracles that can’t be explained into a natural, everyday, no big deal, occurrences. Jesus is a big deal. He is THE Big Deal. No matter what the Discovery Channel says.
2 Timothy 3:7 “….ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of truth.” The Southern translation… “Smart as all get out but still ain’t got a lick of sense.”