Wednesday, September 16, 2015

365 Project - Day 259 - "The Morning Star"


September 16, 2015 - "The Morning Star"

It is very early morning... and I'm standing in the yard waiting for the dog to do her business. It's dark... very dark. I look up at the eastern sky and see the Morning Star staring back at me, and I feel a sense of comfort... a sense of "home".

What is the Morning Star? Well... "technically" it's not a star at all... it's the planet Venus. That doesn't really matter though. The Morning Star is so much more... and throughout history it has had a great amount of symbolism and meaning attached to it.

Spiritually-speaking, the Morning Star is Jesus Christ.

Yes, I know... many people would point out that Isaiah 14:12 seems to refer to Satan as being the Morning Star. This originated with the King James Version of the Bible and is now widely considered to be an error in translation of the original Hebrew. The passage is actually believed to be about the King of Babylon, not the "fallen angel" who would become the Christian Devil. I won't get into that though... as it can easily be researched with a quick stop at Google or Wikipedia.

The more "important" passage to consider can be found in the final chapter of the final book of the New Testament, when Jesus says:

"I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright Morning Star." - Rev 22:16

These are the final words of Jesus in the Bible...

... and these are the words which fill my mind while I stand in my yard in the pre-dawn darkness... gazing up at the eastern sky... gazing at the Morning Star... trying not to feel so alone.

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