6 days till Christmas

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me;
Psalms 23:4a NKJV

From His birth, Jesus’s life walked through the valley of death.

Herod wanted to kill Him.

Matthew 2:16a NKJV — Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem…

During His ministry people plotted against Him or tried to harm Him. (Matthew 12:14, Matthew 26::3-4, Luke 4:29, John 8:59 & 11:45-53 to name a few.)

The disciples even thought they were all going to drown. (Matthew 8:23-27)

But none of them understood.

Jesus never feared evil.

Jesus knew His life was in the Father’s hands. He knew why He had been sent. John 8:14

He knew when He would lay down His life.

From the observers it seemed like evil was winning, but Jesus’s death was infact the fatal blow to evil and death. John 8:34-36; Luke 24:46-47

Which is why Jesus is our Savior. He is the Light of the World.

John 8:12 KJV — Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Add a brilliant star to the Nativity as a symbol of the Light of the World.

The Star led the Wise Men to Jesus. Jesus leads us to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Just as the stars are always with us, whether we see them or not, the same is true for Jesus.

We need never fear evil, for He is with us.

Matthew 28:20 NKJV — “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.