Searching #adventbookclub – Day 36

The Wise Men

When Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem in Judea, Herod was king. During this time some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and said, “Where is the child born to be king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard about this, he was worried, and so was everyone else in Jerusalem. Herod brought together the chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses and asked them, “Where will the Messiah be born?”

They told him, “He will be born in Bethlehem, just as the prophet wrote,

’Bethlehem in the land
    of Judea,
you are very important
    among the towns of Judea.
From your town
    will come a leader,
who will be like a shepherd
    for my people Israel.’”

Herod secretly called in the wise men and asked them when they had first seen the star. He told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, let me know. I want to go and worship him too.”

We have come from afar,
looking for the one,
a child,
yet the one who is King.

We’ve seen the signs,
followed the lead,
come to see,
come to worship.

We’re searching.
What ,
the one we are looking for,
he’s worth this journey,
hard and long as it has been,
because he is what we are looking for.

We want to worship,
to bring him our praise,
our honour,
to offer our lives
and our gifts.

But there is another who is searching,
he claims he wants to worship too,
but I’m not sure…

Come and Join the Celebration

This year, several of us are reading Beginnings and Endings by Maggi Dawn and joining together to comment on it.  Do join us at the Adventbookclub Facebook page, follow #adventbookclub on Twitter or comment below.  If you are also reading and blogging on this book, let me know and I will link to your blog.


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