Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Number 6 of 7 Musings on Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany


THE MAGI, WISEMEN, OR THREE KINGS, traveled to Bethlehem from Persia or Arabia. They were men seeking answers, and seeking the son of God. Or, at least someone special whose coming had been foretold – Jesus was expected.

They traveled 2000 miles or so by camel. It’s unknown how many people made up their entire travel party, but it’s likely there were several in the group. They had their eyes fixed on the star, their hearts filled with expectation.

Before they began their journey, they had been seeking a sign, searching the stars, hunting for the truth, expecting the coming of a king. This was no spur of the moment weekend getaway. This was an adventure with a purpose that had deep roots of anticipation.

Are you prepared to meet Jesus this Christmas season? Are you willing to “traverse afar” over “moor and mountain” to experience the Dayspring?

Advent runs for four weeks: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, and culminates on Christmas Eve 12/24.
Christmas Day is celebrated on 12/25, however the 12 days of Christmas extend through 1/6
Epiphany, the 12th day, marks the end of the Christmas season.


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