Monday, December 10, 2012

We Three Kings....

...Has always been one of my favorite Christmas carols. I think as a child, I probably liked the 'Ohhhh...Star of wonder...' part but as I have grown up, my appreciation for this carol has, too.

I like that it is about people who are truly searching for Christ because they want to honor and glorify Him, not just take from Him.

That's not very easily done. I think most of our personal discipleship journeys reach a point where we are struggling with this very thing: The movement from the immature demand that God glorify us  through His power to God's being glorified by His strength working in us.

That's what I want to be able to do. I want to stop seeking things for myself and start truly seeking after God.

Chesney Szaniszlo

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
Earth to heav'n replies

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light