“I want to be the star!” was the response of my three-year old son when roles for the Christmas story was given out. His dad and I responded “the star?”, “why not a Wiseman or a Shepherd?”. “NO!”, “I want to be the star!” The time came for the Children’s Paget and Drew was front and center playing the role of “the star”.
On that first Christmas night, one star shone bright over Bethlehem. This star led wise men, shepherds and probably countless others to the Christ Child. This star announced the birth of God’s promise of peace, joy, love, and grace to the world. What a significant role the star played on that first Christmas night.
At age three, I don’t know if Drew had totally grasped the real significance of the Christmas star. However, since that Christmas Paget years ago, Drew’s wanting to the be the “star” is an example of what we all should strive to be in our Christian walk. Today, we are the “star” that has been commissioned to lead others to Christ. As we go through the Advent Season, we need to ask ourselves how bright are we shinning for Christ. Are we leading someone to Christ through our brightness? The stage is set and as Christians we have been casted the “star”.
By the way, the following Christmas Drew played the role of the donkey. Another significant character in the life of Christ. Yet, another post for another day. Stay tuned!