“The heavens declare the glory of God”! But how?
Well, a study of the twelve constellations won’t foretell your fortune but it will fan the flames of your faith.
The names of the stars in Egyptian, Arabic and Syriac, as well as Hebrew give clues to what the original meaning of those “signs” were. Cancer, for instance, “the crab”, has an original meaning of “to hold close”, “to keep”. Originally it was not a crab at all but a type of sheepfold or inn where wanderers would find safe haven. By the way, since the star cluster at the center of cancer can mean “a manger” I wonder if it might be the first constellation to open the gospel story, followed by Leo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah picturing the prophecies that preceded Christ’s birth—If so, the constellations would begin their saga at the beginning of the Hebrew year in March or April—But for simplicity’s sake let me follow this outline as it is in the book I am referencing: God’s Voice in the Stars. For every observer they weave a beautiful and timeless story.
This story is for you.
tells how Christ came to us as the Incarnate Son of God
tells how Christ was worthy to pay the balance of our sin debt
tells how Christ suffered in the mortal conflict for the crown
- Sagittarius (coming up in August!)
tells how Christ “hit the mark” as conqueror
- Capricornus (along with Delphinus)
tells how Christ brought life out of death
- Aquarius (along with Pegasus)
tells how Christ will bring satisfaction and blessing
tells how Christ brings liberation to the captive
tells how Christ brings glory out of humiliation
Note: the sun gradually made its course through Aries, the Lamb, between the first Passover and the Crucifixion
tells how Christ will come as Judge
tells how Christ will come as King
- Cancer (along with Ursa Major and Ursa Minor)
tells how Christ will bring eternal safety to His own
tells how Christ will bring eternal justice to His enemies
There it is, the story of the ages: written across the sky, un-aged by time, un-erased by a terrestrial tide of change. It can hardly be condensed in a post! They each reach their zenith in a Person: Christ.