Advent 2015: Bright Morning Star

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
Revelations 22:16

 
One of my favorite songs that we would often sing at the camp I’ve worked at the past two summers lists various names of Jesus: rock, fortress, lily of the valley, bright Morning Star. But I have to admit, until I looked it up, I didn’t know exactly what He meant in the last chapter of the last book of the Bible by referring to Himself as the “bright morning star”. 

A Morning Star is a planet like Venus or a particularly bright star visible shortly before sunrise. The Morning Star is a symbol of hope; a sign of darkness ending in the last chapter, and a new light coming.

Christ is our morning star. He is a symbol of hope in the darkest times, a sign of better things to come.
~Lea Gibson
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