Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

November 30, 2011 — Leave a comment

One of the first songs my little girls ever learned was Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

They nailed it. They definitely take after their mommy.

This song had its genesis in England as a poem turned nursery rhyme. There are quite a few Christmas versions of this song available with a simple Google search. The Christmas remix is all about the solitary star that led three men to Jesus.

That star has captured my imagination. Can you picture this star being used to lead three people to Jesus?

That sounds like a Christmas miracle.

Now there are so many stars in the church you can’t even see Jesus.

Conversely, this star was used to light the way to Jesus.

Many of us are like that star. We are being used to bring people to Jesus. We aren’t being made famous in the process, but Jesus is being made famous because of us.

Here are a few significant facts about an insignificant star

  1. The star had been in place for 4,000 years.
  2. The star hadn’t moved, but had stayed in its place.
  3. This star was positioned in advance for a ministry that would take place many years later.
  4. One day its light was turned on and three men took notice.
  5. When people took notice, the star didn’t change sizes or colors.
  6. This star was never named.
  7. This star was in alignment with Jesus.
  8. If you looked up at the star, it would point right back to Jesus.
  9. Once the wise men found Jesus, the star isn’t ever mentioned again.
  10. Jesus chose an insignificant star to reveal His greatest manifestation.

Perhaps you feel insignificant right now. There may not be anything really spectacular about your ministry or gifting.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Nothing seems to be happening. You have a wide vision but can’t see where you fit in to the grand scheme of things.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

You will never know the effect you are having on people that are watching you from a distance.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Because of you, Joseph will get the finances he needs to protect Jesus in Egypt.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Shine on!