hopping along my new found constellation.
the north star is not a name of single star… it’s a title given to a particular prominent star that lies closest in the sky to the north celestial pole and which appears (approximately) directly overhead to an observer at the Earth’s North Pole;
the north star changes after one cycle of the precession of the equinoxes completes.
The star Polaris is the current North Star.
oh! and Polaris has been serving as the North Star for thousands of years.. talk about faithfulness.. (:
The north star is legendary, many stories have mentioned how the north star have rescued many who are lost at sea… Often sailors of old would say: “Look up and find the brightest star in the sky… that’s the northern star… Follow it and you’ll find your way..” Of course, the north star isn’t exactly the brightest star in the night sky. Sirius is.. But that does not change the fact the the north star has saved many lives simply by shining at the right place and at the right time.
I’m not really sure if we can see the North Star from Singapore… technically we should be able to because Singapore is located north of the equator, meaning we are in the Northern hemisphere…
Here’s the interesting part…
Currently, there is no south star that is as useful as the North star… There is a star that is closest to the south celestial pole but it’s faint and not very useful in navigation..
There is a constellation that points towards the south pole.
and this is so cool. It’s called the Crux (sounds familiar anyone? Crucifix?), also known as the Southern cross.
Here’s a very beautiful revelation… and this is not astronomy or spooky mystic arts…
The North star saved many lives of sailors lost at sea by being the light towards the right direction…
Similarly, the Southern Cross points sailors towards the right direction and orientating sailors if they had lost their bearings…
You see, there are days that we are lost at sea… the sea of studies and lecture, the sea of failed relationships, the sea of overwhelming work, the sea of debt perhaps?
And you’ve lost all faith, ran out of determination or ideas. You’re stuck in a cycle of problems, you feel like you’ve been running in a hamster wheel. In short, you’re at loss and LOST.
I’ll keep this short. Here’s the revelation.
The Cross SAVES.
Jesus is often called light of the world. Isn’t Jesus like the north star… shining bright… shining the way to salvation, himself.
What the north star and the south cross does… Jesus does better…
The north star is always there for sailors to see… The southern cross is circumpolar and thus always visible in the night sky. If the stars shine when you’re lost. How much more Jesus?
We ask.. Where is Jesus when hell breaks loose?
He is right where you are… In the middle of the flames and heat… Ever ready to save you.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, His light is never dim…
And all the things of this earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace…