What could be more miraculous and more fitting to announce the birth of the Savior--
the light of the world--than a new star?
The Star of "Beth-hel-ham"...as Guy pronounced it today...was surely noticed by more than just those in the immediate area of Christ's birth.
It would have been seen by other faithful followers, other wise men and women, who awaited the signs of the birth of the Messiah.
My First Story of the First Christmas outlines the events surrounding the Savior's birth
both in the "old world" and for Christians living in the Americas,
as recorded in the Book of Mormon.
These people in the "new world" called themselves Christians, because the Lord had revealed to them that the name of the Messiah would be Christ.
They waited and watched for signs of Christ's birth--despite being persecuted for their beliefs.
In addition to seeing the new star in the heavens,
they experienced a day, a night, and a day with no darkness,
when Christ was born.
Again...a fitting sign for the only one with the power to banish darkness in all its forms.
We got the idea for making these stars at this blog.