• One of the details that immediately strikes out at us in Matthew’s account of the Jesus Birth in chapter 2 is the star that led a group of Magi from the east to see Jesus.   It is significant enough that Matthew gives us half a chapter of details to us about the incident.  When they arrived in Jerusalem they immediately asked in vs. 2, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews... for we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 


  • Hope is that ability to look ahead and know that things are going to be OK.  This is what Jesus promised.  Jesus, through whom all things were made, in which nothing was made that was made, extends to us a promise and that promise is that our hunger and our thirst and those deepest places we long to have filled can be filled through Him.