December 18, 2013 A.D.
Last night, Tuesday, December 18, 2013, the Community had been working late and some were at the Tabernacle of Our Lady's Messages, finishing up their tasks. Our founder, A Friend of Medjugorje was driving down the Caritas driveway, and as usual, he looked up towards the Cross, on the mountain behind the Field of Apparitions. The moon was out, and was brightly lighting up the night sky. Right above the Cross, he saw what appeared to be a plane. He thought it was a plane since it was flashing so much. He leaned his head out the truck window and realized that it was not a plane, it was a star! He stayed there a minute to make sure his eyes weren't deceiving him, and it was in fact a star. As he watched it, the star was twinkling red, white and blue, directly above the Cross. Even more, was that none of the rest of the stars in the sky were twinkling, only this one above the Cross, flashing red, white and blue.
Not wanting anyone to miss the sight, he drove back up the Caritas driveway and pulled up to our shipping dock, ran in and hollered to everyone, "Ya'll gotta come see this. There's star right above the Cross and it's really twinkling like crazy."
The word quickly spread, and within about a minute, fifteen Community members raced outside, as what often happens, when no one wants to miss an opportunity that God may be wanting to speak. And though it was cold out, they piled in the back of the truck, forgetting their tasks, and their jackets. They went down the driveway and stopped where they could see the Cross. All fifteen of them stood up in the back of the truck to watch it. A Friend of Medjugorje didn't tell them what colors the star was, but immediately everyone began to say, "Look, look, it’s flashing red, white and blue!"
Everyone was excited. It was a beautiful sight to behold. After watching it for some time, one of the Community members went to fetch the camera. While waiting for the camera, everyone in the back of the truck began to sing, "Star of wonder, star of night. Star with royal beauty bright. Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light…"
It was a beautiful experience. Here it was:
The Community at Christmastime…
…watching a star above the Cross that is binded to America…
...and twinkling red, white and blue.
Very beautiful, and a big sign from God that He wanted to show us.
Our Lady said on March 25, 1990
We have seen events like this happen so many times in the Community. It is a reason why no one hesitated to run out and jump in the back of the truck when our founder came in. Our Lady has risen up here at Caritas, a village that moves, breathes, and lives for Her messages. The years of suffering the Way of the Cross by A Friend of Medjugorje, in order to birth a Way of Life, all for our Nation and it's rebirth - a sign at Christmastime, to re-birth our Nation, through a Way of Life, forged through the Way of the Cross, above the Cross binded to America, and America's Star. Beautiful, really beautiful...
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