Seek Him

December 8, 2013


my hope Christmas

SCRIPTURE

Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

I Chronicles 28:9, NLT

QUOTE

To seek the highest good is to live well.

~Augustine

COMMENTARY

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem a group of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around and eventually end up in Herod’s court, “Where can we find the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth and we are searching for Him that we may worship Him.” This news of another king for the Jews left Herod shaken. He called in his scholars and they told him that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem which was minutes away, probably not more than 6 miles from Herod’s palace. Herod then arranged a secret meeting with the scholars from the East. Pretending to be as devout as they were, he got them to tell him exactly when the birth-announcement star appeared. Then he told them the prophecy about Bethlehem, and said, “Go find this child and as soon as you find him, send word to me, I want to worship Him too.” Yeah right!

So we have two groups seeking the Christ child; one to worship Him in sincerity and faith and the other to destroy Him if possible. Nothing has changed. The same two groups still exist.

EXTRA

Look at the pic and then I will tell you a hilarious story…

Antique Chair worth $500

Antique Chair worth $500

Holly, our multi-tasking daughter works five jobs and one of them is as a photographer. Her photo prop this year was setting a chair on the railroad track and taking pictures. It’s one of those crazy things that has gone viral. She had one tiny problem yesterday, in between shoots, she did not remove the chair from the track and a long came a freight train. The Engineer pulled her up and ask Holly to move the chair. Just Kidding! He pulverized her antique chair. If you seen cotton padding at the crossing on main street, it was from Holly’s chair. Before she could get her stuff and get gone the R/R folks showed up, and then the feds. Come to find out, she has violated, section 865, article 1011 of Obama Care and may have to do time in the pen. Hey, after the week I’ve had, I need a little fun, the Rail Road folks did show up but just to see if she was alright. Get a good look at the chair: you never going to see it again, “she’s gone like a hurricane, pulverized by a freight train”. If she had thought in time to get it on video, it would have made an hilarious YouTube. It’s one of those “If we had only known moments.”

 

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