A star across time

My experience in studying the Bible is that it’s a narrative that points toward Jesus from the beginning to the end. I was recently reading about Abraham. God selected Abraham to be the father of His people, the Israelites. He makes this promise in several instances as recorded in Genesis. Genesis 15:5-6 says:

He [God] took him [Abraham] outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be. Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

So how does this point to Jesus? This is only conjecture, but I think this may be related to Matthew 2:1-2.

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Isn’t it great to imagine that one of the stars that God pointed out to Abraham was the one that would someday point to Jesus? While that may or may not be true, here’s what I do know. If you will ask Jesus to be your Savior, He will come to you immediately and your life will never be the same. You’ll join a family that stretches across centuries and all eternity!

About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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1 Response to A star across time

  1. Josh Humbert says:

    Interesting thought!


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