God is the Creator
Christmas doesn’t really start with the nativity; it begins with Yahweh and His creation of the world. Remember? On the first day He separated dark from light and called them night and day. On the second day He created the sky. On the third day, he separated the water from the land, then He created all types of plants and trees. On the fourth day He created the stars and planets—the lights in the sky.
Too often, we, as Christians, refer to the constellations as evil, as if God did not create the sun, the moon and stars. Yet, all throughout the Bible the stars and constellations are referred to, even outside of their creation.
In the Old Testament, Joseph referred to the sun, the moon (literally, lunation) and the stars in the dream which his brothers sold him into Egypt for (Genesis 37:9). David tells us in Psalms that the Lord numbers and names the stars in heaven (Psalms 147:4). Job declares God’s handiwork in the creation of the sky, the sun, and the stars, then the Bear, Orion and Pleiades constellations (Job 9:7-9, 38:32). Further, constellations are found in Isaiah 13:10, Amos 5:8 and 50 references to stars in general.
Of course, man named the stars, but God is the Creator of all. He is also the source of our inspiration. He is also the Father of the Son, who sent Him to earth to live and die as a man. Finally, He is the Creator of our special needs children.
Lord, we thank you for all of Your creation, including the gift of Your Son.