For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hey Moon

Matthew 2:9-11
After they [the Magi or Wisemen] had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

1 Corinthians 15:41
The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

Sidewalk Prophets has a new Christmas CD featuring the song “Hey Moon.”  In the song, the star that shined at Jesus birth reminisces with the moon about the night the Savior was born. I understand that inanimate objects don’t actually converse, but what an awesome idea for the very star that twinkled on that glorious night to remember the majesty and glory of Jesus.

We know from reading Matthew 2, the Magi followed a star to find Jesus. We don’t know if three men traveled, only two or more. We do know they carried expensive and symbolic gifts to honor him. We don’t know if he was still a newborn when they saw him. Even though we may not know the exact details of the story, the most important part we do know. They bowed and worshipped him. They followed the star to find the King, the one who would give grace to the world. They were wise men because they recognized the one who would give believers a new life through his resurrection. So yes, I’d like to hear the conversation between the star and the moon and the wonder they must have had for this sweet baby, Jesus. Surely they worshipped him, too.


  1. All of nature worships Him! And if we do not, even the rocks will cry out "Glory to God!" Now I have to find that song "Hey Moon."

  2. Yes it does. That's one of the things I love about nature.