From my cousin, Mary Kay Hunt, I got this interesting bit of information. I didn’t know about the Christmas Star. “I know some have seen the post about The Christmas Star appearing this year on December 21st. I could not help but really take a deeper look at how amazing that this occurrence would be happening in the year 2020.
“In the year when Jesus was born, there was violence, chaos, political and social unrest. It was dark. The Magi found him by way of the star, which was the “meeting” of 3 stars: Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. They followed the star until it rested on where he was, and they began to worship him. In a time where it was dark, Light was brought into our world. Jesus stepped into the chaos and brought peace.
“Fast forward to this year, 2020. It is a time of violence, chaos, political and social unrest. It is dark. Winter Solstice, December 21st, being a time where the day is the shortest and night is the longest... it is literally the “darkest day” and is the beginning of what most would say the cold, dark winter season. But on the darkest day this year, Jupiter, and Saturn meet, giving us the Christmas Star! How fitting... that in the moment of time during the Christmas season that we get to see this beautiful reminder... that even in the darkest of times... Light will, and has, stepped in. In our chaos He is there. In our darkest time, He is there. He brings Light and makes all things new.
“So, as you look out on December 21st for the Christmas Star, may we be reminded of His power, and His Light that He brings for all mankind. He is perfect at stepping into chaos and bringing it into peace. Copied from a friend... you may do the same.”
Thank you, Mary Kay.
Teresa Wiant, my niece, produced a wonderful Virtual Memorial Service for my brother, Sonny (Harry) Wiant along with a trailer like they have for movies, which was attended December 12, virtually, by many family members and friends from their homes in many states. She writes, “I have updated the website with links to the videos: I hope many of you can find time to watch this. It is interesting, even if you do not know him.”
A sad note, my younger brother, Samuel W. Wiant, II, is in a home with Hospice care in Charlottesville in Virginia. His wife, Freeda, and daughter, Angela, both visit him as often as possible, although it is a two-hour trip each way there and back. Angela goes every day, Freeda as often as possible.
Maranatha (and MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!)