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Joy and Worship

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him.” (Matthew 2:10-11)

The Magi set out on a life changing journey to follow the brightest star they’d ever seen. Did they fully understand the meaning? Scholars are not sure, but the Magi did know they couldn’t ignore it. Have you ever felt drawn by something that you couldn’t completely explain but couldn’t ignore? It can be exciting, scary, exhausting, exhilarating, and so many other things along the way. However, what happens at the end of a life-changing journey, when the mission you set out on is finally accomplished?

In the story of the Magi, they saw the star that came to rest over  the place where Jesus was, and they were overjoyed. They bowed and worshipped Him! The end to following Jesus is always Jesus. The final result of a life-changing journey is worship. Yes you will be transformed along the way, but the ultimate transformation comes through and in Jesus. This advent season, as you journey toward Bethlehem, let joy and worship go hand in hand as you rejoice in the gift of Jesus and respond by worshipping Him!