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The Moravian Star

starintroOriginating in the Moravian boarding schools in Germany in the nineteenth century as an exercise in geometry, the stars were carried throughout the world by missionaries and other church workers. Now, from the Himalayas to the Caribbean, the star proclaims the hope of Advent. While we are most familiar with the white star, the first star had alternating red and white points. Stars colors have also included red and yellow, white and yellow, and a yellow "starburst" with a red center. 

star2Whatever its form, the star reminds us of God, who caused the light to shine out of darkness and of the light which is the life of humanity. It reminds us of the promise of Abraham that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars; we are reminded of the star that pointed to the "great and heavenly light from Bethlehem's manger shining bright." The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. This is the message of the Advent star, which also points to Jesus, who said, "I am the bright and Morning Star." It is the star of promise, the star of fulfillment, and the star of hope.

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Moravian Daily Texts

04/20/2014

Easter Sunday


Watchword for the Week — So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1


Sunday, April 20
— Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18


The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. Isaiah 32:17


Jesus says, "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live." John 11:25


God, we leap for joy and give you thanks for raising your Son from death. May we share this joy and happiness with all those we may see today. We praise and adore you, Lord, for your saving love. Amen.

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