Signs Seen and Followed…

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The Sign of a Star…

Led Wise Men to search for a King.

To Leave behind their ways of the world…their parts of the world…

Onwards on their search.

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Not the pretty picture of a pristine desert with camels carrying gifts and kings all in a neat tidy row.

The truth of the journey?

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Arduous..an exertion of will…across countryside of no roads or modern conveniences…extended travels far from the familiar…hopes mixed with doubts…

Where will this journey take us?

We are all “Wise Men” enroute in this life to find the True King, the True Ruler of our Hearts so that we may offer Him praise and homage with our lives.

For to offer true worship to Him who is our Creator, is sewn deeply within the fabric of who we are.

These Wise Men saw a sign that splashed light on their journey from the world to Christ.

What signs are in our lives?

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Are we following the signs that lead us to be people of praise and thanksgiving?

“Wise Men and Women” may we be given the grace to see the signs He leaves us daily and the courage and the perseverance to follow them home to Him.

“Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low; The rugged land shall be made a plain, the rough country a broad valley.  Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all mankind shall see it together.” Is 40:4-5

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5 thoughts on “Signs Seen and Followed…

  1. This, as always, is so good–I was particularly struck by the point that the journey which the Wise Men took to see the newborn King was anything but a pleasure jaunt.

    It was really pertinent to me today, in a personal way–put into perspective my whole faith journey. The year 2011 marked the beginning of a brand new everything for me–I have a huge Gratitude that I’d not known before. Thank you for always giving us such wonderful vision! God bless you richly today.

    • I love that 2011 was the beginning of a brand new everything for you!…then you can just imagine how glorious 2012 will be! I do think often we “tidy up” scripture. We imagine certain Bible stories now as adults as we did as children. But perhaps we need to delve more deeply and lhen we are blessed with how relevant the words are to our own faith journeys! God Bless you richly this day as well.

  2. Isaiah 40, with Handel’s scores beating those words deeper and deeper into my heart: always a chief highlight of my Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter prayer life! Thank you for this beautifully soulful reminder today. Yes, those Kings from the East endured a most challenging, strenuous journey of probably 2 years, atleast, to reach Bethlehem to “gift” the LittleLordJesus! And weren’t they blessed by that most timely dream message to leave “by another way”, avoid Herod and his deadly schemes re: the newborn King! We must be always listening for instructions to “go another way” when tribulations and troublemakers enter our daily lives.

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