• The Star in Your Room

  • LEA Weekly Devotion

    Mindful Matters series 2021

    Week of January 10, 2021


    The Star in Your Room

    When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him (Matt. 2:10–11).

    Your place of service is undoubtedly filled with stars. You, of course, are one shining example. Staff and students make up other stars in your constellation. And some of those preschoolers might even qualify as shooting stars! But this isn’t about you and your stellar group. It is about keeping your nativity set in sight all year round.


    Just as a star led the seekers to Jesus, your room is a place to find Jesus, mercifully sans snarky camels or other smelly beasts. (No, we’re not talking about anyone you know.) Your room can be a daily reminder of the astronomical grace and infinite wisdom of the Savior. It’s a place that declares God’s unconditional love and authority—like Mary and Joseph’s place in Bethlehem

    Not that detractors won’t question or even mock you. (You STILL have that nativity set up? Christmas is over!) And you might even encounter those who would like to kill any teaching about a divine King that rivals their god of self. Therefore, you must exercise the wisdom of those who from the orient were, those who were suspicious of the enemies of faith and found a way around them.

    God bless you as you lead others to know the wonderful message that Jesus Christ was born and now lives in your room. And you don’t need to worry about being the star of the show. Just show the Star. Some will follow it.



    Music matters: A little Epiphany ditty.

    Mindful matters: It’s a miracle that the wise men ever actually found Jesus. How is it a miracle that you ever found Jesus? (Or is that the wrong question?)


    Written by Edward Grube, LL.D.
    Director of Communications
    Copyright ©2021 Lutheran Education Association


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