Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Star of Bethlehem – La Estrella de Belén

 Was the Star of Bethlehem real?
Diverse theories include the present of comets, super novas and even conjunctions of planets during the time the Magi visit King Herod. The Kings Bible said,
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him’.
At school, I used to hear the expression, “Follow your North.”  Is this related with the Bethlehem Star? I don’t know, but it is important to have a focus point.
While taking swimming lessons to improve my backstroke, the instructor insisted to keep my eyes looking forward to a focus point, with the upper arm just brushing the ear to swim parallel to 12 o’clock. It works to swim straight!
It definitely works to have a FOCUS point in life.
May the Bethlehem Star guide your path!

¿Existió la Estrella de Belén?
En el Evangelio de Mateo en la Biblia de Reina-Valera dice, “Cuando Jesús nació en Belén de Judea en días del rey Herodes, vinieron del oriente a Jerusalén unos magos,  diciendo: ¿Dónde está el rey de los judíos, que ha nacido? Porque su estrella hemos visto en el oriente, y venimos a adorarle”.

En la escuela, solía oír la expresión, "Sigue tu Norte".  ¿Estará relacionado con la estrella de Belén? No lo sé, pero es importante tener un punto de enfoque.
Cuando tomé clases para mejorar mi nado de espalda, el instructor insistía en mantener los ojos mirando adelante a un punto de enfoque, con el brazo superior cepillando sólo el oído para nadar paralelo a las 12:00 como las manecillas del reloj . ¡Funciona para nadar recto!
 Sin duda es importante tener un punto de ENFOQUE en la vida.

 ¡Que la Estrella de Belén guie sus pasos!

Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member ANLMI, FWA,SFWA, SCBWI, MCBD Board of Advisors 
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Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

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