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Abraham’s Stars – Metallic

“Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham, and said, “I will bless you and I will multiply your descendants as many as the stars of the heavens and as the sand on the seashore. Through your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”  Genesis 22:15-18

Abraham’s obedience and faithfulness to the Lord was rewarded – his longed for son, Isaac, was born and preserved from sacrifice. Through Isaac, and all Abraham’s descendants, all the nations are blessed.

Five points or six?

You may have noticed that our stars have six points rather than the five-pointed star used by most sticker producers. The Star of David, a six-pointed star or hexagram, is an ancient symbol of the Jewish people and appears on the national flag of Israel. Biblical references to stars begin with the Genesis story of creation and include God’s promise to Abraham and the Star of Bethlehem which guided the magi to the newborn Christ.

Abraham’s Stars – Neon

“Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham, and said, “I will bless you and I will multiply your descendants as many as the stars of the heavens and as the sand on the seashore. Through your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”  Genesis 22:15-18

Abraham’s obedience and faithfulness to the Lord was rewarded – his longed for son, Isaac, was born and preserved from sacrifice. Through Isaac, and all Abraham’s descendants, all the nations are blessed.

Five points or six?

You may have noticed that our stars have six points rather than the five-pointed star used by most sticker producers. The Star of David, a six-pointed star or hexagram, is an ancient symbol of the Jewish people and appears on the national flag of Israel. Biblical references to stars begin with the Genesis story of creation and include God’s promise to Abraham and the Star of Bethlehem which guided the magi to the newborn Christ.

Armour of God

“Put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, with the belt of truth around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:13-17

St Paul writes to prepare the ancient Ephesians for spiritual warfare, but it is no less real today. Pope Francis regularly talks about the evil one, the deceiver, the devil. He has pointed to a number of manifestations that we can experience as temptations today including gossip, materialism, arrogance and others.

Fruits of the Spirit

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. …Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galations 5:22-23, 25

St Paul calls us to live by the Spirit, immersed in our faith and responsive to God’s promptings in our lives. This will release in us ‘fruits of the Holy Spirit’ which are manifestations of our life in Christ and assist in living as Christians.

Scents include: watermelon, apple, strawberry,

God Smiles on You

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

God delights in each and every one of his children. He smiles on us and rejoices in us, and always seeks our good.

God’s Busy Bees

The Lord said: “I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey”. – Exodus 3:8

Bees are responsible for around 80% of the pollination of the world’s food crops. The honeybee is particularly industrious, collecting nectar and pollen from flowers far in excess of the food needs of the bee colony. This is great for human beings because they store their food as honey – a natural and delicious sweet treat full of nutrients and flavoured by the flowers from which the nectar is collected.

Bees work for the good of the whole colony and will willingly sacrifice their life to protect it. It takes twelve bees their entire lifetime of around six weeks to produce one teaspoon of honey. When a bee colony feels threatened, they will sting an intruder even though it results in their own death.

Symbols of God

“Our salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.” Hebrews 2:3-4

Signs and symbols of God remind us of the great gift of our salvation in Christ. Many of these signs have ancient origins, such as the fish, or ICTHYS in Greek which is an acronym for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour”

Others draw their symbolism from the stories of the scriptures. For example, the dove with olive branch from the story of Noah and has become a symbol of peace. Or the flames that appeared on disciples’ heads at Pentecost and is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.

The best known Christian symbol is the cross which recalls Christ’s victory over evil through his death by crucifixion.

Words of Affirmation

“Christ died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11

St Paul instructs us to encourage each other in faith, to build each other up. People flourish when they are affirmed and appreciated for who they are and what they do. Children respond especially well to affirmation and it is a proven method for encouraging desirable behaviour.

Experts recommend that incentives be focussed on rewarding effort rather than ability. Why?

Students can’t help whether they have a natural ability in a particular subject or task. When parents and teachers reward them for results based on ability, it reinforces a dependency on that ability. Thus students who have been affirmed for their ability have been shown to have less resilience and motivation in the face of a difficult task. These students give up more easily as they assume that a difficult problem is beyond their ability.

On the other hand, students affirmed for their effort persist for longer at the problem as they believe that it simply requires more work.

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Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 30 × 22 × .5 cm