Word 4U Today

Wise Men Still Seek Him (1)

Wise Men Still Seek Him (1)

…Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?”’ Matthew 2:1-2 NIV

Why would someone leave the comfort of their home, travel two thousand bumpy miles by camel, brave blistering deserts fraught with thieves and hazards, and follow a star to an unfamiliar destination?

There’s only one answer:  

Wise men and women have always hungered for God.

It’s said that the three most sought-out words on the Internet today are work, sex, and God.

Work addresses our need for security; sex addresses our need for companionship and intimacy;

God addresses our need to be forgiven, to experience peace and joy, and understand our life’s purpose on earth.

It’s why primitive tribes who don’t know God make gods out of mountains, trees, and rocks.

Deep down we all have a need to experience something bigger than ourselves; someone able to love us, protect, and direct us.

When his life fell apart Job cried, ‘If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!’ (Job 23:3 NIV).

The ancient Greeks had an altar on Mars Hill on which was written, ‘To the unknown God’.

Then Paul told them, ‘…What you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you’ (Acts 17:23 NIV).

The good news of Christmas is, you can seek God and find Him, 

by coming to know Jesus as your own personal Savior.

Hosea called Israel back to God with these words: ‘Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn…’ (Hosea 6:3 NLT).

Joy Ferdiz

December 23rd, 2013

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