This post is coming to you a day late, and I hope you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive me.
As I was driving yesterday, I found myself reflecting on the journey of the Magi so many years ago as the trekked only by faith to worship the Christ child. I had my bags packed in the car (Did I pack light enough? Will everyone’s luggage fit?), I turned my GPS on (Will I have signal the whole way? What if I get lost?), I started on the road (What if I wreck this borrowed vehicle?)… And all the while, I couldn’t help but be amazed at how the Magi could bring themselves to make their journey with no map, no GPS, no side airbags, only trust in a sign from a God their culture likely didn’t recognize. In many ways, the salf-reliance to which we’ve grown accustomed truly is more stress-inducing than a blind faith that by following the Light we will find ourselves face to face with Christ.
As we undertake this work trip this week, I hope we channel the faith and flexibility of the Magi. I hope we can trust that this light we’re following will lead us to the feet of Christ, no matter how counter-cultural the calling may be. I hope that at the end of it all, we will lay out our gifts, then turn around and go back home, expecting nothing in return.
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Love and Peace,