Sunday, 19 December 2010

Kairos Advent Devotional 2010 19th Dec

19 December 2010
Matthew 2.1-12;

This is an amazing story of how the Magi followed a star to where Jesus was.  No matter who they encountered, or what dangers they may have faced, they followed the star. 

Reason?  They understood the importance and worth of the Messiah.  They wanted to be with, to encounter the living Messiah.  Abandoning all they had, their single-minded pursuit was to bring their presents to Jesus.

Would we have done what the Magi did?  Would we have asked the king of the time, where the Messiah was?  Our challenge from the Magi is to follow wherever we may be lead, and to give an account of why we go that way.  The Magi would not have had an idea where they were going to end up, but they followed, and this is the challenge to us, to follow god, to go where he wants us to go, and to give an account of why we do this if asked.

Lord, Help me to follow you wherever you want me to go, and give me the courage to give an account of my following you.

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