Signs of the Times

The Ozark Visitor

Dr. M. Graham Clark, President The School of the Ozarks in The Ozark Visitor Point Lookout, Missouri

There is a relevant lesson to be learned in the symbolism of the one bright star of Christmas. Inherent in it is an interesting example of humility, faith and love that has universal application in these days of hostility, anxiety and fear; when we feel the necessity for making a spectacular of our good works if we are to consider our religious life significant.

That one bright star we call the Christmas star was but one among millions in the heavens on the memorable night nearly 2000 years ago, but its message was clear enough to attract the attention of sensitive shepherds and cause them to leave their flocks and seek out the star's true meaning. The star became their guide over many a rough mile on unfamiliar paths, but it led them to a manger in Bethlehem that they might pay homage to one who in His maturity came to be called the Light of the World...

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