"The daystar will appear"

An inquiring, childlike thought is alert and filled with wonder. It seeks and finds answers. It knows no age or era. It is expressed in this query from a young child viewing a star: "How I wonder what you are!"

Through centuries of the past people regarded the unknown heavens with awe and wonder. The celestial universe represented something above the human, pointing to a divine creation and a supreme creator. If today increased knowledge has taken much of the wonder out of what was once the unknown, is not mankind still searching for the source of existence and a reason for being? This new search must inevitably be spiritual.

The story of the nativity of Jesus, as recorded by Matthew, relates the search of a group of Wisemen who followed a star to find the one who they thought would become King of the Jews. They recognized in this event what the devout Simeon cognized when he saw the child Jesus in the temple and declared of him, "A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel." Luke 2:32;

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