“If you throw a mean guard dog a steak, you can generally get around him” – wisdom from a man training us how to get around security in certain areas. “If you eat this fruit your eyes will be opened and you will be like God” – temptation from the serpent to Eve!
God’s Love will always make you uncomfortable until you see it and are in the middle of it and release to All that Love Is! Most never get to this point because of false comfort that feels very comfortable, but then the most miserable of conditions can become comfortable.
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi (wise men) from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.” – Matthew 2:1-3
The message of Christmas has always made the powers that be worried! The message of Grace has never been fully accepted for this very same reason and causes entire denominations, religions and countries to try to shut it out! In this short passage we have a beautiful picture of three elements of the Christmas story, God and His Amazingly simple yet divinely complex method for getting things done!
First the ignorant wise men! Chances are these wise men were Not Jews and did Not follow any Judeo ideas of religiosity for if they had they probably would have known more than they did at the time they asked the wrong person the right question to show Who God Is to anyone watching. Also they came from the east which implies some sort of “other god” than the one the Jews followed but none the less here is the lesson from them – wisdom in Gods kingdom does Not imply intelligence in the worldly kingdom and yet most churches in America and others have this completely backward!
Secondly we see the stupid ruling powers! It’s perfectly ok to be ignorant in God’s kingdom, but stupidity is a whole different ball game! Let me explain the difference. Ignorance for King Herod would have been, “Oh wow you are wise men, I would like to know of This new King and worship Him also” – And been Truthful about it! Stupid for King Herod and All Jerusalem (yes the city of the Jews) was to upset the apple cart of comfort for The Light of The World, lesson here for today – Don’t be stupid hiding in your comfort zone of legalistic boxes checked when you need to be focused on Unconditional Love giving!
Thirdly, Take the Journey no matter what you leave behind it will be worth it – believe me! No one knows what happened to the wise men afterward. Did they return and follow their old religious traditions? Did they get ambushed by robbers and thieves on the way home? I don’t know but this much I surmise – the journey changed them! Why do I say that? Because the journey of Grace to Love through Peace that Passes All understanding changes everyone willing to leave behind the comfort zone and take the journey! Will you take the journey? Click the link below: