Bright and Morning Star
“I am the Root and Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star” (Rev. 22:16).
In the ancient world, the brightest of the morning stars signaled the end of darkness. The coming of Christ split history forever, as Isaiah foretold: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2).
As the Bright Morning Star makes all others seem pale, so the wisdom and moral righteousness of Jesus made all other teachers, religious leaders and philosophers fade into insignificance. The star of Bethlehem signaled the promise of a new, bright future for mankind.
Just as the stars gave mariners their means of navigation, so the Star gives us our bearings on the sea of life. Our moral compass must be set according to His direction. A poem by Horatius Bonar expresses this truth.
“I heard the voice of Jesus say; 'I am this dark world’s light; Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, And all thy day be bright.' I looked to Jesus, and I found In Him my star, my sun; And in that light of life I’ll walk ... till traveling days are done.”
This window was given in memory of the DeLoach family.