This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.
R AND R SIMDAY / BEGINNING A JOURNEY
This is the first Sunday of the Advent Season.
This year I'd like to take you along with me on a journey. Today and for the next 3 weeks before Christmas I'll be sharing bits and pieces of how I am preparing for Christmas.
May the coming light that is our Lord
fill you and yours with joy and peace.
During the coming Christmas season
May you be blessed
With the spirit of the season, which is peace,
The gladness of the season, which is hope,
And the heart of the season, which is love.
When the wise men came from the east seeking Jesus, they went to Jerusalem. They were looking for a newborn king, so they naturally went to the palace located in the capital city. But Jesus was born in a lowly stable. In order to teach the lessons and live out the examples of Christianity for us to follow, he descended to the very lowest of the lowly.
The Wise Men from my Nativity set will be placed in the far most corner of my front room and each Sunday I'll be moving them a little closer to that stable where Mary and Joseph await the birth of their Son.
The Magi (wise men) don't get mentioned much during advent. They came on the scene a few weeks, and maybe even 2 years, after the angels and shepherds showed up, so during advent they don't get a lot of attention. We don't know for sure how long they were gone, but it could have been a few months to a couple of years.
You've heard the saying, Wise Men Still Seek Him. Let's be wise!
R AND R can mean many different things. For this Advent Season I'll be getting READY and REFLECTING.