The planet Venus was, in ancient times and still is today, referred to as the morning star. Venus is the second brightest light in Earth’s night sky and is often visible to the naked eye in the morning light. I can actually attest to this as I saw it myself a few mornings ago. The fact that it is 25 million miles away is truly incredible.
We have a different and more incredible Morning Star. In Revelation 21:16 we read, “I, Jesus, am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star”. Jesus is the brightest of all lights, proclaimed and promised of God through the prophet Isaiah – “I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations”. What an amazing promise, that God has taken your hand and guides you by the light of His Son.
At Christmas we often read the passage,
“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him… And behold, the star that they had seen went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy…they saw the child…and they fell down and worshipped him.”
Are you following the light? Are you letting Him guide your steps and brighten your path?
The Morning Star is our visible light at all times whether night or day; our ever-present hope in dark times. If things feel dark for you right now, hold on to this truth, ‘the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining’ (1John2).