Well, it would be more accurate to describe it as a teaser than a preview. That is because I am still in the process of doing the research for it. It is related to the video “The Star of Bethlehem,” which is a video of about an hour in length, but packs in a powerful message.
The author and presenter of the video is a Christian, an attorney, and a law professor by the name of Rick Larson, whose search for the answers to the Star of Bethlehem ran a sort of convoluted path, including being derailed by his concern that his study was delving into the realm of Astrology instead of Astronomy. By the way, his website is at:
Even if you don’t purchase and watch the video, what you can read at his site in the headings under “How to Use This Site” is meaningful enough. However, to do full justice to the research and his presentation, try to find “The Star of Bethlehem” in a library or some other source. Part of his research utilizes an astronomy software program called “Starry Night,” which can be used to look back in time to what the alignment of stars, moon, and planets were and their significance to the birth of Jesus Christ.
Oh, and yes, December 25 does have some significance. But, like Rick Larson, I don’t proclaim that date as the birthday of Jesus.
Below is Biblical evidence that the heavens, stars, and planets and their arrangements are spoken of early on. Keep in mind that the book of Job is “generally” considered to be one of the oldest books of the Bible and that it predates the covenant with Abraham.
Psalms 19: 1-4
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
Job 9: 9
9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
Job 38: 31-32 (As God chastises Job)
31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades?
Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons
or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
Isaiah 40: 26
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.
25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
As a last comment, the video is interesting if one is not a Christian, but it is powerful if one is or wants to be a Christian.