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FACE TO FACE: Intimate Moments with God 12/27

Posted on | December 27, 2015 | Comments Off on FACE TO FACE: Intimate Moments with God 12/27

Scripture reading: Matthew 2:1–12

The Song of the Magi

“You will seek the Lord your God and you will find him,

if you search after him with all your heart.” Deuteronomy 4:29

 

It’s hard to explain

What we thought we would gain By putting our hopes in a star.

But seeing the sign As a calling divine

We left all and travelled afar.

In our heathenish mind We assumed we would find

That our journey would lead us to glory.

But how little we knew What God wanted to do! Listen: I’ll tell you the story.

Near the end of our quest The star came to rest

Near the palace in David’s great city.

But no one was there Who seemed even to care

That Messiah was born—what a pity!

So we left Herod’s throne And we travelled alone

To a humble cottage and knocked.

And to our surprise We met God in disguise!

We were speechless, amazed; we were shocked.

It struck us as odd

That the One we called “God” Who created the heavens and earth;

Would come as a stranger, Be laid in a manger:

A virgin had given Him birth!

Though it may sound absurd, God spoke a clear word

As we knelt at the infant’s small feet. “If your heart is humble,

There’s no need to stumble: For here God and man fully meet.”

As we rose to depart We knew in our heart

That a mystery of great jubilation, Had come to the earth

Through this miracle birth: God’s grace had brought us salvation!

As you travel along, Why not join in our song?

It will help you to deal with your thirst.

And you too can discover Your King and your Lover,

The One who’s been seeking you first.

 

Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening

. . . Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread and in the distressing disguise of the poor.  —Mother Teresa

 

point to ponder Only the pure in heart are able to see God.

prayer focus Thankfulness that long before we began looking for God, he was looking for us.

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