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January 12, 2018
In the past when taking a trip, what were some of the ways you found directions? Do you remember looking at a road map, getting a AAA TripTik, or asking for directions at a gas station? Now with GPS on our cell phones we hear a voice telling us, “In a quarter mile, take a left.” We are also able to receive notices of heavy traffic and options for alternatives routes.
In today’s scripture passage three men embarked on a journey of approximately 1,430 miles from Persia (modern-day Iran) to Jerusalem, and then an additional 6 miles to Bethlehem. They didn’t have a map or GPS. Instead, they followed a star; a star that eventually led them to a place where they found the baby Jesus.
Many of the journeys we take in our lives are more than physically moving from one place to another. We talk about a career path, a road to recovery, or a faith journey. We need direction as we make our way along these journeys, as well.
This Sunday, as we continue our series of journeying through “Unknown Territories,” we’ll think about where we find reliable guidance, and how to avoid misleading directions.
I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.
Yours in Christ,