Read Matthew 2:1-12.
I sometimes wonder if
The magi couldn’t help being a little disappointed.
It was Jerusalem they went to first,
After all, into Herod’s own house.
They came for a holy city and glorious
Tidings, not some backwater,
Not some poor craftsman
And his young not-yet-wife.
And yet it was there that they found Christ
And knew Him, and
I can’t help but wonder if
We would be able to do the same.
You ask me, “Are we there yet?” and I
Answer, “Not yet.”
Not until we stop dining at the tables of Empire,
Expecting to find God seated at the head.
Incredible, expectation-defying God, we marvel at all of the ways in which You show up in our lives. As we enter into a new year, open our eyes, ears, and hearts to Your workings in the world, so that we would never fail to show Your lovingkindness to our fellow travellers. Amen.