Epiphany

Some traditions link the star of Bethlehem with the star prophecy:

Numbers 24:15-17 (New Living Translation)

Balaam’s Final Messages
This is the message Balaam delivered:
“This is the message of Balaam son of Beor, the message of the man whose eyes see clearly, the message of one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who bows down with eyes wide open:
I see him, but not here and now.
I perceive him, but far in the distant future.
A star will rise from Jacob;
a scepter will emerge from Israel.
It will crush the foreheads of Moab’s people,
cracking the skulls of the people of Sheth.

This vision was received by the seer Balaam on Mount Peor. The fact that such a prophetic revelation was received in a region known for its sensual rites of Baal worship is a testimony that God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, shines in the hearts of men.

O Day Star from on high,
Arise in our hearts today.

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