At this time of year, it seems as though every light displayed in windows is put there specifically to remind us of the original Christmas star. From simple candles to this somewhat more elaborate red paper lantern, the vision we hold in our minds is that of the original Christmas star.
The likelihood, apparently, is that there really were Magi. I don’t think that’s in dispute. As far as I can tell, the biggest dispute centers around whether there was really a star that was bright enough that the ‘wise men’ would have known about it, and further, the year in which this might have occurred.
Read more about the history of the Christmas star on another of my blogs, where I discuss the import of celestial events.
- Christmas Season and a Time of Change (kelliconrad.wordpress.com)
- Bright Lights and Loneliness. (neillbeforethelord.wordpress.com)
- T. S. Eliot’s “The Cultivation of Christmas Trees” (likeandmention.wordpress.com)