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You are being called to journey, and no journey is easy.

Don’t be afraid for this is one you don’t walk alone.

Take a deep breath and get ready… your journey awaits.

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Listen

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.”

Matthew 2:1-2

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We don’t know much about the Magi, except that they came to visit Jesus after his birth. We’re not sure if there were 3 or 300 of them. We don’t know if they trudged into Jerusalem on foot or high atop a camel. What we do know is that they were “outsiders” who journeyed to find a young king that they didn’t know.

Today there are many seeking Jesus, just like the Magi. They don’t carry an understanding of who he is. They seem to not belong because of what they look like, what they believe, or because of where they’re from. Yet, here they are looking for Jesus anyway.

There are those around us on such a journey. For one reason or another they don’t fit our expectations of who should be looking for the light of Christ. However, our expectations have not stopped them from making the journey. As we journey alongside them, how can we offer a warm welcome as we show the way to the Jesus which they seek?

Lawrence Powers

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Pray

God, help me to welcome everyone into the presence of Christ. Help me to see that you welcome all to be a part of the great calling you’ve placed on our world. Amen.

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Go

Christ is calling you to journey with him, to share his light with the world.

Where will today’s journey lead?

Only one way to find out…

Lawrence Powers

Rev. Lawrence Powers serves as the Cooperative Baptist Campus Minister for college students at UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State University, and Meredith College in North Carolina. He’s a diehard Campbell Fighting Camels fan and loves to cheer them on with his wife and middle-school aged son.

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