MAGI

Most of us are familiar with the story of the Magi who went to see Jesus when He was born because we’ve seen them depicted in different ways in Christmas plays and/or because of how they’re depicted on Christmas cards.

Matt 2:2 says they came seeking Him and asked:  “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

Matt 2:9-11 tells us about their historic visit to this newborn King:   ……they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

Even though it’s not Christmas there are a couple of things that are noteworthy for us – things to consider & apply.  a)  They came looking for Jesus in order to WORSHIP Him.    Do we?    b)  When they realized where He was and that they were going to be in His presence they were OVERJOYED.   Are we?    c)  As an act of worship, they GAVE THE BEST of what they had to Him.  Do we?

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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One Response to MAGI

  1. Kathy Renshaw says:

    I want to thank you for giving to the Lord by preaching God’s Word faithfully and powerfully. I loved the Easter service but then I love every service. Thank you also for allowing God to use you to lead this wonderful church. Also, I am very tardy in thanking you for the phone call in Jan. of 2010 when my husband died. In His love, Kathy Renshaw, Decatur

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