"KIDTOWN Christmas"FCC Children's Ministry From the beginning of time, men have studied and watched the stars. On land and sea, men have been guided by the stars, so it was very practical and fitting that the wise men were guided to the Christ Child by the star from the East. More than likely, these men had studied the stars and knew something of their size and movement. When they beheld this unusually bright star in the heavens, they were sure it held special significance. Probably they would have followed this unique star even if King Herod had not ordered them to “go and search diligently for the child and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” Matthew 2:8 (ESV) There must have been something magnetic in this starlight that these wise men were drawn to follow to see if indeed prophecy had come true, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) Surely the lives of these wise men were never the same after following the star and viewing the new born babe. Our lives can be changed too, if we would catch a gleam from that Star of Bethlehem this Christmas season and worship the Christ Child who was born some two thousand years ago to bring peace, hope and love into the world. Let us hear anew the angels’ song of Peace on Earth Good Will to Men.