Our Wandering Wise Men – January 4

The star was getting closer and brighter.  Gaspar, Balthasar, and Melchior felt they were getting closer to meeting the King they had been seeking.

Today’s Quote:  “Look up and raise your heads” (Luke 21:28) Advent creates people, new people.  We too are supposed to become new people in Advent.  Look up, you whose gaze is fixed on this earth, who are spellbound by the little events and changes on the face of the earth.  Look up to these words, you who have turned away from heaven disappointed…..Look up, your redemption is drawing near.  Something different from what you see daily will happen.  Just be aware, be watchful, wait just another short moment.  Wait and something quite new will break over you:  God will come.  (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Today’s Microchallenge:  On three separate occasions today, pause for a moment from what you are doing (you can even set an alarm on your phone) and look up.  Ask God to make you more aware of God’s presence.  Say a prayer of thankfulness.

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