“The world was about to change forever. And it almost went by unnoticed…”
Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones, with paintings by Alison Jay, is a lyrical retelling of the Christmas story that shows the excitement that went through all of creation at the moment Jesus came to the earth.
This is a children’s book, but I was totally captivated by this story. Each page shows and tells about different aspects of our world – the wind, the trees, the animals, the stars – as they whisper to each other, “It’s time! It’s time!” The anticipation builds until at last Jesus arrives and creation celebrates the Light of the World and the Prince of Peace.
Each time I read this book to my daughter, she is captivated as well. When I read, “It’s time!” she says, “What? What is it?” When we get to the end, she is so excited to see Baby Jesus. My heart is glad as well, not just for my own sake but because it is so touching to see my baby girl come alive with the knowledge of Christ coming to Earth.
As I read this book, several verses came to mind. These are the ones that reflect my feelings the best:
“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for He comes; He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in His faithfulness.” – Psalm 96:11-13 (NIV)
What a wondrous thought to think that creation rejoiced at His coming. Just imagine what it will be like when He returns to reign forever!
Song of the Stars is a magnificent book. It is a fresh, relevant, and touching way to tell the story of the coming of our Savior. My family will treasure this story for years to come.
I will give Song of the Stars … 5 BookWorms.
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