Symbol 03: Stars


By the grace of God, Abraham was called to be the father of many nations. What a comfort it must have been for Abraham as God renewed his promise by showing him the magnitude of his descendants in the stars above—out of which would come the Messiah.

Fast forward a couple thousand years and God now uses a star to point the wise men from the east to their Savior. One of those stars—Abraham's seed—is their divine Messiah and King.

There are many meanings that are attached to stars in Christianity that are typically based on how many points a particular star has. An eight-pointed star has been tied to baptism because of its connection to Old Testament circumcision that was performed on the eighth day. Early church fathers also used eight pointed stars and other objects to symbolize the "Eighth Day", i.e. The Lord's Day, the resurrection, and a new creation.

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