We soared through some ideas concerning the coming of this Star of Wonder in Part 1 The Prophecy. But let us continue this journey as the Star draws closer, revealing Himself to our hearts and minds.
Night has come. Utter darkness covers all everywhere, within themselves and outside themselves. The state of this reality is one of separation from the Divine Supernal Light and Source of All Being, our Heavenly Father of Spirits, and the Heavenly Reality we knew as our Home. We long to be set free and to go Home. Our status is one of “Prisoner Of War Missing In Action” – casualties of an unbelievable rebellion in the Heavens. This is not just the eleventh hour. It is midnight, and the skies are very, very dark – more so than anyone can imagine.
It is time for The Breakthrough.
Magi, the wisest of the wise, the greatest scientists – astronomers – metaphysicians of their time, pour over their charts and carefully recheck their complex calculations. This is something different, something breathtaking, spectacular.
Could it be? Yes! This is it! This Star heralds the long awaited One, the Christ! Although they come from afar, they arrive in Palestine, converging as Magi naturally would, at the palace of the puppet king of an oppressed land under the boots of Imperial Rome, who happens to be King Herod. Surely he would know of this new king and would also await His rising, considering the plight of his people. The Magi bear gifts – gold, frankincense, and myrrh for this One who would be no more than two years old.
They inquire, “Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and are come to worship Him.” [Matthew 1:2]
The narrative reveals that the king is not at all pleased. Something tells him that this is not a good thing for the political status quo, to say the least. He demands of the chief priests and scribes to gather and inform him of what was going on, and where Christ should be born. They explain, “Well, certainly, your majesty. Our prophecies confirm what the calculations of these Magi have been saying – that He would be born in Bethlehem, in Judea.”
“… Out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My people Israel.” [Matthew 2:6]
No, this will never do! The king did not wish for his theme song to become “Someone To Watch Over Me”! So Herod “inquires diligently” of the Magi what time the Star had appeared. Then he asked them to find out His specific location, and return to him with the information, under the ruse of a desire to also come and worship Him.
However, the Magi, rejoicingly led by this mysterious star to the place where Jesus was to be found, and paying their homage with their gifts, were warned by God through a dream not to return to Herod, but to return home.
Greatly angered by the failure of the Magi to respond to his request for this information, Herod then slays all the children age two and under, as a means of stamping out this new “governor” and rising Star, so as to curtail His radiant, divine, Light.
A horrible event, to say the least! An absolute holocaust! “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremie the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.” [Matthew 2:17,18]
This had happened once before under the reign of a certain Pharaoh in Egypt, when the great Light of the liberator Moses arrived on the scene. Another rising Star, hidden beneath Pharaoh’s gaze in plain sight.
One wonders about why young children, babes in their mother’s arms, age two and under, must become the targets of bloodthirsty tyrants. The many are slain in order to snuff out the Light of the One!
One wonders if the last forty years of legalized abortion might not have a similar purpose – that the Light of the Star of Wonder might be stamped out, as the culmination of It’s holy work rises into the awareness of every eye. The long awaited One rises! It is beyond tragic that innocents are being slain all over the world, now in the millions in the United States alone! They will not ever know a mother’s smile, her tender lullaby, or even the warmth and security of her womb.
So much for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for them…
What brightness might these have brought by their shining in this world? What Wisdom? What love might we have learned to give? What is their blood sacrifice telling us?
How often has this slaughter of the innocents happened in the past, in cultures and nations we have never heard of?
What “karma” will it unleash [what you sow that shall you also reap], as their innocent blood cries out from the ground as Abel’s blood when Cain slew him?
Nevertheless, the Star of Wonder has arrived, and there are many spiritual POWMIA’s to be found and set free by His rising. He shall not be stopped even now in the midst of this present holocaust, nor shall anything separate us from His infinite, unconditional Love.
Isaiah 49:15. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”