What’s the deal with stars?

For centuries, stars have been gems of controversy.  They’ve been worshiped, tagged by evolutionists, interpreted by astrologers, analyzed by astronomers, and veiled by big cities.  We’re even told now by some that our bodies are made from star dust.

So what are stars, really?  What are their purpose?

All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. (Isaiah 47:13, NIV)

I don’t want to put my hope in a group of stars that, when you play connect-the-dots, might resemble a man with a club . .  or the Jetson’s robot, so far as I can tell.

Do stars tell the course of the future?  If God has placed messages within them, they must be for angels or for His people when they get to Heaven, because astrologists make as accurate of predictions with the stars as I would if I used Cute Yellow Bunny who is VERY cute but has absolutely no fortune telling ability.

“I am really, really cute. But I do not predict the future.”

Why would God have revealed in Genesis that He made the stars “also”?  If we are so inclined towards star-worship, and stars are presented as only an “also” by the Creator God . . what does that tell us about the Creator God who made them?
Adam, it turns out, was not made from the dust of stars but from a dust God thought was better, dust from a place, in fact, God values more than all the stars: earth
There is, however, something marvelous that God gave to a little band of astrologers consumed by the stars, a group that had probably been raised their whole lives to worship the celestial lights.
He gave the star of Bethlehem.
. . . Something happened to the astrologers when they saw that star.  Something that no astrologer could ever have predicted.  Because, when they saw that star . . rather than bowing down in worship to it . . they realized the star was itself worshiping.
And so those astrologers set out to find who the star revealed as worthy of worship.
And who they found was Christ.

And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. (Matthew 2:9b-11a, NLT)

Cute Yellow Bunny had no idea he was going to be in this blog.  Neither did I. For anyone wondering where my aunt got this adorable little critter at, it was on Etsy.  The store is pinkTopic, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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