Monday, November 28, 2011

Worship Fully - Day 2 (Matthew 2:1-12)

The Magi (or wise men as we traditionally call them) traveled from a far country to worship the baby king of the Jews that had been foretold through their reading of astrological signs. They caused quite an uproar among the leaders in Jerusalem as they vocally searched for the child.

A baby that would become the King of the Jews was quite a threat to the established political and religious regimes. No one seemed to think that maybe they should also go with the Magi in order to truly worship this child who had come to save them; Holding onto their power seemed to be the more important objective.

While the wise men seek to worship and are willing to listen to God, Herod plots to kill this child who might usurp his power.

In this story, who would you be? Would you be the one who is willing to travel great distances to worship an unlikely savior? Or would you be the one who is threatened by the power this child might hold over you and do everything possible to keep him out of your life?

Father God, open our hearts to your son. Forgive us for failing to see how much we need you. Give us the opportunity and desire to worship at the feet of the Christ child this Christmas. Amen.


Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM  

Unfortunately, I would probably be a doubter.....