In the message yesterday it was said… Maybe it’s about looking for stars and the light that has a way of penetrating even in the darkest days, the dreariest of situations, and our lowest points. Maybe, it is about being attuned to God’s presence in our lives. God’s voice that speaks to us in whispers and dreams and through unexpected voices – coming when we least expect it or after years of waiting and watching and preparing.
Maybe it’s about paying more attention to what is going on around us – especially in the disruptions of life. Attuning ourselves to listen expectantly for meaningful transcendent revelations. Searching diligent for the One who brings us life abundant and full, so we, too, can bow down and pay him homage.
God is often present right in front of us and when we can’t see or feel God’s presence perhaps we’re not paying close enough attention, preoccupied with our lives or all the stuff around us that vies for our devotion and time and money.
I wonder if that is why God puts things in our view, like a shining star in the sky, or a single candle that unexplainably lightens up a dark room or a ray of sunlight that beams on someone who needs to be noticed or an un-expectant phone call.
The star that led the magi stands as a symbol for us because we know what it means to be guided by something we can’t explain – allowing ourselves to be led by faith, experiencing the mystery and awe of the Almighty. A question for us to consider: What kind of risks are we willing to take to explore the unknown, the unexplainable in order find the Holy?
Scripture Reading: Acts 17:27-28a
“so that they would search for God and perhaps reach out and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being”
What is the greatest risk you have experienced?
How are you becoming more expectant to experiencing God?
When did you last noticed God’s presence in your life?
Prayer: Holy God, fill me with your goodness and let me be diligent in seeking your ways. Put a need in front of me to notice and let my response shine your light. Amen.
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