REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
For the magi, seeking was a full-time profession. They were not kings nor do we know how many of them traveled to Bethlehem since Matthew doesn't say. They were not Jews, but were in fact pagans, but coming from the region of Persia living near a substantial Jewish population, they no doubt heard stories about a coming Jewish Messiah, a deliverer; and when that star or comet or whatever it was rose in the distance in the direction of the Jewish homeland, they probably wondered if it was a sign that this Jewish ruler was rising. So as seekers, they set out on the long journey of 400-500 miles to find him.
Action: Consider your personal faith journey. How far have you come to find Jesus? How far are you willing to go to find Jesus? What is the next step you need to take on your faith journey?
Prayer: Gracious God, help me to follow the signs that lead to you. Help us to worship you will all of our lives so that others will see your light through me. Amen.