Minggu, 31 Maret 2013

FOLLOWING A STAR



FOLLOWING A STAR

Sebuah bintang baru tampak di langit ketika Yesus lahir. Orang majus melihat bintang itu dari negeri mereka di timur Betlehem. “Raja baru sudah lahir”, kata mereka. “Kita harus memberikan hadiah dan datang menyembah-Nya” (A new star appeared in the sky when Jesus was born. Wise men saw the star from where they lived to the east  of Betlehem. “A new king has been born,” they said. “We must take gifts and go to worship Him”.)

Setelah beberapa malam melakukan perjalanan, orang majus tiba di istana Raja Herodes, di Yerusalem. Tetapi, raja tidak tahu tentang Raja Baru itu. Ia bertanya kepada penasehatnya tempat anak itu lahir. Lalu, ia menyuruh orang majus itu pergi ke Betlehem. “Beri tahu aku jika kalian menemukan-Nya”, kata Raja Herodes. “Akupun akan menyembah-Nya .... “ (After many nights of travelling, the wise men reached King Herod’s palace in Jerusalem. But Herod knew nothing about a new king. He asked his advisers where such a child might be born. Then he sent the wise men to Betlehem. “Tell me if you find him”, said Herod. “Then I can worship Him too ..”);

Orang majus pun mengikuti bintang itu. Tampak bintang itu berhenti di atas sebuah rumah di Bethlehem. Di sana, menjumpai Yesus dan igu-Nya, Maria. Mereka berlutut dan menyembah-Nya, lalu memberikan hadiah berupa emas, kemenyan, dan mur. Setelah itu, mereka kembali ke negerinya (The wise men followed the star until  it seemed to stop over a house in Bethlehem. There they found Jesus with His mother, Mary. They knelt down and worshipped Him, offering their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, before returning to their own country);   

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