Follow That Star

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Whether we recognise it or not, we all are followers. Whether we follow Biden or Trump, labour or conservative, whether we follow Manchester United or Aston Villa; we follow people on Instagram, or Facebook, or Twitter. And who we follow can shape who we are – whether we notice it or not.

When Jesus was born roughly 2000 years ago, the wise men followed the star from the east to find him, and were thrilled when they did. In fact, the Bible says ‘they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy’ which sounds pretty joyful!

In a world where it’s difficult to know who to follow and who to believe, I sometimes wish there was a star to follow. Something bright and obvious. But then I remember. God has given us something better. If we’re looking for someone to give meaning to our lives, check out the Bible. It’s a handbook on how to find Jesus and learn about God. The wise men were looking out for that star, so they knew what it was when it appeared. If we want to find out about Jesus, all we have to do is read the Bible and follow its instructions.

And by following Jesus, hopefully it will shape who we are; loving, thoughtful, looking out for each other, treating each other how we’d want to be treated. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone loved their neighbours?

Maybe this Christmas, whether you’re a follower of Jesus yet or not, try spreading a little love. Send a card, chat over the fence, phone someone you’ve not spoken to in a while, check-in with your neighbours or wave to the postman. You could make someone’s day.

To all our neighbours in Ashby, a very happy Christmas from the Christadelphian Church.

And maybe look us up on Facebook – it’s up to you if you choose to follow!

Useful passage to look up: Matthew ch 2 vs 1-12

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