The stars that appear in the sky today are the same ones that were there two thousand yearsChristmas star ago. Was there a nova at the time of Jesus’ birth? The exact time of His birth is not known, but astronomers cannot place a new star appearance anywhere near the possible time. A meteor lasts only a few seconds or minutes at best. The wise men followed the star for weeks looking for Jesus. We can rule out comets as well. They can be seen by the naked eye for a week or months. But modern astronomers know which comets were close enough to earth hundreds and thousands of years ago and there was no comet visible to humans around the time of Christ’s birth.
Some stargazers suggest that if we move the birth of Jesus to the springtime of 6 B.C., we can attribute the star to the time the planets Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were close together in the heavens. They formed a triangle in the group of stars known as Pisces.
The wise men, themselves, were astrologers and studied the stars and planets and knew, according to Jewish rabbis, of the triangle and that it had appeared before the birth of Moses. Perhaps they interpreted it as a sign of a great event in the land of the Jewish people. This may have been the star of Bethlehem. Pisces became the special constellation of the Hebrew people.
The Festival of the Star is held in Poland. Right after the Christmas Eve meal, the village priest, acts as the “Star Man” and tests the children’s knowledge of religion. In Alaska, boys and girls carry a star-shaped figure from house to house and sing carols in hopes of receiving treats. In Hungary, a star-shaped pattern is carved in a half of an apple and is suppose to bring good luck.
In general, the Christmas star symbolizes high hopes and high ideals – hope for good fortune, hope for reaching above oneself. For all human beings, regardless of religion, stars have special meaning for all share the heavens, no matter what barriers keep them apart on earth.
How to make Christmas Star In Home
- White card stock
- Craft glue
Start Preliminary Folds
Start with a square of white card stock. Fold in half lengthwise, then fold in half again, widthwise. Then fold across to create a triangle.
Mark and Cut Center Lines
Open the folded paper and mark halfway from the center of the paper, along the 4 center lines. Snip along each center line from the edge until you reach the marked points.
Create Star Shape
Fold each cut flap toward the diagonal fold lines. Repeat for all four sides until you get a 4-pointed star shape.
Glue Star Shape
Apply glue to every other flap. Pull flaps without glue on top of the adjacent glue-covered flap.
Define Creases and Folds
Turn the star around and define the creases and folds with your fingertips.
Process Over. Enjoy the Christmas
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