Unless some major and indisputable archaeological discovery is found to settle the question once and for all, the mystery of the Christmas Star will remain in the realm of faith. Science cannot explain it as any known physical object; history offers no clear record; and religion offers only the legend of a miraculous apparition. But although there may be no agreement on the nature of the star or even its actual sighting two millennia ago, all sides can agree on the message the Christmas star heralded: “…on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14).
The Christmas star symbolizes high hopes and high ideals - hope for good fortune, hope for reaching above oneself. Whatever it was, there is something very special about the Christmas Star and Christmas would not be the same without it.;