The Magi’s journey could not have been easy. The journey to Christ for all of us very often isn’t easy. They no doubt had to give up a great deal to find him, but nothing was more important to them than their spiritual quest. Moreover, they grasped the truth that, while they were searching, God had been leading them. It was God who lit the star, and God who encouraged them to set out on their journey, God (in Christ) who wanted to be found by them. One of the things that the wise men’s journey gave them was time. They reflected, they thought, perhaps they prayed. This is one of the great blessings of a spiritual journey or pilgrimage. Whatever our faith, we all need time to think about our lives, our purpose and our search for God. And from experience God never disappoints.
Have a blessed New Year,
Revd Nikki Mann
Nikki is the Priest in Charge of the Raddesley Benefice (which consists of 6 churches) in Cambridgeshire