A Journey

Daily reading: Matthew 2:1-12
Monday January 4, 2016

Focus passage: They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?  We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.” Matthew 2:2

The Magi, while they are on a journey are not really sure of the end location.  They travel to Jerusalem which is only about 6 miles from Bethlehem, so it is understandable that they stop there first and see if the new born king is in Jerusalem, where the king resides.

But they find that he isn’t and so their journey continues.  How often do we assume to know where God is leading us only to find that it is in a different direction than we imagined? Rather than finding a new born king in a palace, they find a child living in a modest dwelling.

Prayer: God of epiphanies and a-ha moments, open my eyes to your presence today.  Amen.


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