“And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their own country by another way.” - MATTHEW 2:12

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We know very little about the Magi, those Wise Men who saw the star in the East. Thousands of other people could have seen that star, but these must have been visionary individuals who did not want to miss the moment. They scanned the heavens when most of us only see our feet; they focused on the extraordinary instead of the commonplace. And not only did they see the star, they acted upon what they saw, making the arduous journey from Persia to Jerusalem. They were indeed wise. And I believe the epitome of their wisdom is seen in the last two words of our verse: they went back “another way.” In other words, they met Jesus and they worshiped Him, they gave Him gifts, and they went home by a different route.

A true encounter with Jesus will do that. It will change everything about you. When you worship Him and surrender to Him, you will leave the presence of Jesus by a new – and different – way.

Dr. Ed Young signature