A CHRISTMAS PRAYER: AS THE STAR LED THE MAGI …
They came from the East. They were called wise men (the Magi). They could have been kings or of noble rank. Whatever the case, they were able to make the long journey to Jerusalem to see the king that had just been born.
They had seen his star in the East, they said, and had come to worship Him. After an unfruitful visit to King Herod, they commenced their search and the star that had led them to Israel appeared again till it stood over the stable where the child was lying in a manger.
You know the rest of the story or you can read it up in Matthew 2:1-11. But how does it relate to you and me? There are things we are searching for: precious things, wonderful things, things that may be rare and costly, even things that may have been declared impossible to find. It may be a stable and closer walk with God, peace at home, the salvation of a loved one, a faithful spouse, the fruit of the womb, healing, financial breakthrough or success in our career.
Some of us have travelled far and wide in search of these things and some of the places we had hoped to get help failed us like Herod did the Magi. We have committed resources and effort but we haven’t seen the results we hoped for.
I just want to pray a simple prayer of faith for you and I:
As the star led the Magi to see Jesus, God’s greatest gift to humanity, so may the Holy Spirit lead us this Christmas and in the coming year to encounter our dearest blessings. May we have cause to rejoice as the wise men did and say, “The LORD has done it. Faithful is His name.” Amen in Jesus’ name.
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