Happy birthday

How far will we go?

How far will we seek?

What would we sacrifice?

To praise Him.

To serve Him.

To love Him.

To give Him our all.

The cards, the characters, the commercials – they all depict the wise men’s journey as a short trip across a desert, but that’s not really how it played out.

These men left their families. They left their jobs and their friends and everything they knew. They sacrificed it all to follow their King – their calling.

This journey wasn’t short. It wasn’t a day trip. They didn’t have GPS, heat and air, or the convenience of Subway to stop at when it was time to eat.

All they had was faith. And hope. And the belief in a God who would deliver them. They were holding on to the promises spoken by their ancestors.

And the hope that He promised them, He promised us, too.

So this year as we celebrate His birth I challenge you to remember. I challenge you to look up and follow Him.

No matter how far.

No matter how long.

No matter the cost.

Happy birthday, Jesus.

Mary’s Boy.

God’s Son.

My King.

“And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11

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