“Ho hum,” The little star looked all around him “All the other stars are big and bright.
Why am I so tiny? I’m not bright enough to light anyone’s path, I’m useless!” Little Star
stretched and tried to make himself bigger. He determined to shine brighter... but he
just couldn’t make it happen. “I’m worthless,” Little Star sighed again, wishing he could
run away from the brilliance of the big stars all around him.
Big Star sat nearby. “Don’t be sad, Little Star. Some day you’ll glow brightly too.”
“How do you know?” cried Little Star. “Look at you. You shine brightly now!”
“Because,” Big Star explained, “we ALL have a purpose and when its your time, you’ll
know it and will shine just as you should. Now, Little Star, no more grumbling! Just
gleam the best you can.” So with a timid smile Little Star tried his best to shine and
bring light to the darkness all around him. “There you go,” encouraged Big Star, “there,
you’re doing it.”
Many years passed and Little Star tried all that time to do his very best. One day he
heard a mighty voice like thunder! Excited, Little Star said to himself, “Is that God?
God has never spoken to me before! But... yes, YES, that is God! Why would He talk
to me? Little ME?”
And God called out to him, saying, “Little Star, you were created for this very day. I call
you forth to shine as never before. I increase your size and brightness one hundred
fold. Now come and do as I ask of you.” Little Star, afraid yet amazed, stuttered, “Yes,
Lord, as You say, Mighty God.”
And God said, “Little Star, this I speak to you. You will shine over Bethlehem, brighter
than any other star has ever sparkled. You will never be called Little Star again, but will
be known forever more as the Great Star of Bethlehem. For you will light the way to the
And Little Star grew... and grew... and grew... till he was larger than all other stars. And
he gleamed brilliantly making the night seem like day over Bethlehem.
Little Star felt so proud! He would light the way to the King! Feeling grand, he
searched below him. “Where’s the King? Where’s the King? Hey! I’m not gleaming
here for nothing! Where’s the King? ...All I see is a baby! A baby? Who wants to see
a baby?’ Disappointed, Little Star whined, “Where’s all the fanfare? Where’s all the
excitement? Where’s His crown?”
Once again Big Star spoke to him, “Ah, yes, He’s a baby. And He might seem little and
insignificant to you now, but He will grow, just like you did, and one day He will fulfill His
purpose for being here.
“You see, Little Star, ever since Adam and Eve were deceived and sinned in the
Garden of Eden, man has been separated from God. And all the curses of satan have
been upon man since that day. But this little baby, Jesus, Immanuel, which means
‘God with us,’ has humbly come onto the earth to bring healing and salvation for
everyone who will believe on Him. He will grow up and teach all people of God’s great
love and mercy. Because of His great love for mankind He will choose to lay down His
own life to give them eternal life. He may not look like a King right now, Little Star, but
He is. And He will fulfill His purpose just as His Father, God, has spoken. And you,
Little Star, uh, I mean, Great Star of Bethlehem, have the privilege of directing people to
the King. For you will light their path to this baby and they will find great joy in Him who
brings light and hope to a darkened world. So shine greatly and do your part to bring
wise men to this Savior of all men.”
So Little Star, who grew into Great Star, beamed brightly, just as he was created to do,
and called out to all who would see and hear, “Come, come see the King, the Mighty
King Jesus! He is here to bring you peace, joy, and salvation! Come worship the King!