January 7, 2019

Matthew 2:2 “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

This is the question the Wisemen asked in Jerusalem. We ask similar things concerning Jesus today, don’t we? “Jesus, where are you?” Particularly when things don’t go the way we hoped they would. “What’s going on here?” Particularly when life gets confusing for us, as it often does. But the big question is, “Why are we even asking?” What do we want from God? Do we want God to do something for us; make us, or our loved ones, happy, safe, prosperous, secure? The Wisemen said they have come to worship him. Maybe that was part of their wisdom. There is nothing wrong with asking God for things, unless that is all we ever do. The church tradition in which I grew up declares that the chief end of humanity is to glorify God and enjoy God forever. That is worship- to let God be God and to be grateful. In 2019, what light will draw you to worship God?

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