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December 3-15, 2020

 

Star of Bethlehem

 

some say it could have been a planetary conjunction

 

Jupiter, for the King

Saturn, for His beauty

Mars, for the Judge

Venus, for His Light

Mercury, for our Hope

 

although magnificent

but transient at best

mere hours in extent

what knew these men

what hope had they

what sightless faith

to follow in dusty years

a silent sign, yet glorious

above their hear's desire

 

others say a super-nova or other stellar anomaly

 

Clarke tried that one

trying to discredit God

showing Him capricious

callous and insensitive

setting a world aflame

to illuminate our Hope

 

I never liked that story

not for its hate for God

but for its immaturity

its lack of understanding

of the fight it fought

 

still others say it may have been a comet

 

such as which Constantine

believing and conquering

gained himself an empire

Jesus, believing and obeying

gained Himself a kingdom

became the First of His brothers

 

and yet I am uncertain

a comet, though spectacular

would be insufficiently so

to herald my Saviours birth

 

even so, despite all discussion and debate

 

Bethlehems True Star

shines undimmed

above all the worlds dark

 


Star of Bethlehem
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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