1. Victoria Nimmo Walters
    February 20, 2016 @ 5:54 PM

    I absolutely love your story!

    I am very interested in amateur astronomy and am a member of a local astronomy club–so I have friends who are far more knowledgeable about the stars and other near and deep space objects that do I.

    Some of my friends believe that the astronomers of that day were actually watching a planetary convergence, and as three planets came together in their ‘view finder’ they formed what the astronomers called a star that shone brighter than all others–and they followed its path across the sky–which lead them to the Christ Child. (That would explain why the Star of Bethlehem is not still visible in the night sky now – it would have dissolved from existence as the planets separated, their individual orbits taking them on their individual journeys once their task was complete.)

    This is what is referenced, today, when we hear about crucial events that appear to be Ripe for the Moment, and someone will invariably say, “the stars are aligned, for (such and such) to happen.” Apparently such occurrences have long been heralded as “signs appearing in the heavens” when significant events are happening on earth.

    • avincent
      February 21, 2016 @ 4:24 PM

      That is so cool! I never knew that. I did know that you were an ameture astronomer though. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. That conjunction lasted a LONG time though. Is that the norm? They followed that star for about two years and when the left Herod it was visible again or still. I guess if God can make the “sun” stand still for Joshua (Joshua 10:13) then he can make several planets in the heavens stand still for two years.

      • Victoria Nimmo Walters
        February 23, 2016 @ 12:54 AM

        NO! that is not the norm…T’was one of God’s glorious miracles.

  2. Angelo Selesnick
    March 12, 2016 @ 7:54 AM

    Oh how I was looking forward to your part of the Christmas program, grateful that you re posting it here for all to see .

    • avincent
      March 14, 2016 @ 8:49 PM

      Hi Angelo,
      Thank you for coming. I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment until now. I’m not sure what part you are referring to about a Christmas program, but I’m glad you joined us here. I love the Christmas story and am looking forward to Luke’s gospel where we get to meet Jesus at the stable.

      I hope to see you again.