Seeking the King

Seeking the King

Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:45 pm

The Messenger, January 20, 2011
By members of Obion County Ministerial Association
When the excitement is all over, do we still worship?
The news of our Savior having been born is 2 years old to the Magi, and still they journeyed on to worship Him.
How about you? Christmas day is now several days old. Are any of us on the journey still to worship? Some of us do, but of many others I ask, “Why not?”
Some of us do it like a Herod, seek the religious answer, yet feel disturbed by the competition of the world around us.
Others are like the Magi — dedicated to worship the Savior, but not under the right circumstance. We keep it reserved for Dec. 25.
Remember: Circumstances change, but the God who loves you and chose you to be saved and came to save does not. His purpose never changed. His love is for you. To choose to ignore this is at your peril. To choose to worship only when it is convenient for you is Herod’s style. That adopts the mentality of world: Make it convenient for me!
When we choose to worship — even though we are weary, yet overjoyed because of Jesus and only Jesus, our King — with the dedication and devotion fit for a loving ruler and shepherd as revealed in Jesus, that we honestly desire to bring all our treasures and worship Him is what God desires.
After Christmas, what’s our response? Are we like a Herod, celebrating life in a style like his, living in a big city Jewish capital, but without feeling or feeling disturbed?
When we are approached about worshiping the newborn King beyond Dec. 25, are we like the Magi or Herod?
Herod sought the Messiah to kill.
Magi sought the King to worship.
Fred Lehmkuhl
St. James Episcopal Church
422 East Church St., Union City

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