Friday, December 25, 2009

The First Christmas

Ever wondered about that star? You know; the one the wise guys saw causing them to travel from the east and look for a Baby born King of the Jews? What exactly did they see?

Well, thanks to a really smart guy Johannes Kepler (maybe he’s a descendent of one of the wise men) sometime in the 1600's figured out that the solar system is like an enormous time piece. It moves like a giant clock. He developed a mathematical equation as to the location of the stars. NASA uses the same calculations today.

And now thanks to computer software we can pinpoint the exact location of stars at any time in history, viewed from any place on earth.

Let’s turn back the clock and pay a visit to the star gazing magi.

Can you see it? The King Planet is on the move.

Yes, I see it, Jupiter moving, and toward Regulus.
Interesting, The King Planet moving toward The King Star, do you think it could be a sign?

Let’s watch. We will see.
The ceremony takes months. Three times The King Planet circles just over The King Star. A heavenly halo signals a Kingly coronation.

Yes, I am quite certain there is to be a new king.

But who is getting a new king?
Look closer, the coronation has taken place inside the constellation Leo, The Lion. This could only mean one thing, The Lion of The Tribe of Judah. A Jewish King.

A King of the Jews is on the horizon. But wait. What is following? Could it be? Yes, it is the constellation Virgo, The Virgin. She rises with the new moon birthed at her feet.

The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. The King has been conceived.
Yes, I am sure of this, a King will soon be born, and not just any King but The King of Kings.

Nine months from when Jupiter started the crowning ceremony, the wise men witness The Star. The brightest star they have ever seen. The brightest star anyone alive has ever seen. Only it wasn’t a star, it was Jupiter, The King Planet joining Venus, The Mother Planet. (Today in planetariums they show this event because it is so spectacular.)

This was all the wise men needed.

The King is born! Mount up we’re headed west.

Follow that star.

The journey may have taken months.

Where is He born King of the Jews?" They asked when reaching Jerusalem.

Then they saw The Star again, only this time it had stopped. (Actually it’s called retrograde motion)

Believe it or not on the day we celebrate Christmas, December 25th, 2 BC, Jupiter entered retrograde and early in the morning from Jerusalem appeared to be stopped directly over the little town of Bethlehem.

I believe they made the five mile trek and presented their gifts to the young Christ Child. The very first Christmas gifts.

How awesome is our God. He knew before he flung the stars in place the exact moment He would enter the womb and wrote it in the stars.

**NOTE: There are different schools of thought regarding the times of Jesus birth, I believe what I've written here to be accurate but admit I am certainly no expert on the subject matter. If you would like more information please visit


Glynn said...

Thanks for sharing this, Doug. Even the stars bow down. And a Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend.

Karen said...

We just watched the Star of Bethlehem video where the Mr. Larson explains this and shows the movement of the planets and stars. It was mesmerizing. It really brings great comfort to see God's omniscience, and omnipotence played out in a heavenly light show. And to think that everything was planned from before creation, down to the last minute. Thank you for sharing this. Merry Christmas!

S. Etole said...

Merry Christmas from the other end of the state ... we're getting buried here, too. Blessings.

Bonnie Gray said...

WOW. Like WOW. You're right. I do love it! :)

I loved the last line. It took my breath away --
"He knew before he flung the stars in place the exact moment He would enter the womb and wrote it in the stars."

CRAZY good, Doug. Because it's beautiful and true. I pray God will continue to bless you to see things deep in such a beautiful and real way.