Saturday, December 21
Matthew 2:1-2, “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him.’”
At the time of Jesus’ birth, the Wise Men saw the Savior’s star and traveled westward with one purpose in mind — to bow down and worship Jesus. However, the star didn’t guide them all the way to Jerusalem. Only after inquiring about the newborn King did it reappear above Bethlehem.
Every day we pass by hopeless people searching for something to fill the God-shaped hole in their lives. Yes, they may have heard about Jesus, but a personal relationship with Him seems like a distant possibility. That’s why, as Christ-followers, we must be the light – the bright star — for the lost, leading the way to a life of purpose and hope. At first, like the Savior’s star, they may only catch glimpses of Christ in us. But as we love, invite, and pray for them, we can become the beacon of light that illuminates the way to the Savior.
Have you found the total fulfillment, hope, and joy of having an intimate relationship with Christ? Or, are you still wandering in search of what only Jesus can provide? If so, be wise, seek the Savior, and learn what it means to find true and lasting soul satisfaction.
In Psalm 63, David beautifully expresses his gratitude to God for satisfying the deepest depths of his soul. Click “Read More” below and prayerfully read Psalm 63 aloud to God. And, then, with your “whole being” express your gratitude for what God has done specifically in your life.
Heavenly Father, thank You for guiding me to the Savior. I know that You, alone, are my source of total satisfaction. Give me the wisdom and courage to reach out to those lost and searching for the lasting fulfillment that only You can provide. In Jesus’ name, Amen.