The star of Bethlehem is often shown as a five-pointed star. Roughly shaped like a human being, it symbolizes Christ’s incarnation. It also calls to mind the wise men’s journey: “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 when it rose and have come to wor- ship him’”