VISION by Charlotte Valentine
I love these banners that we put up at Christmas in the Sanctuary. I looked at this banner Sunday and I wondered, what did the three Magi see when they looked in the sky and saw the Star that they were to follow to find the Messiah? Was the Star a vision to behold? Did they have a vision in their minds of what the birthplace of the Messiah would look like when the Star led them to Him or what the Messiah, Himself, would look like? Would seeing the Messiah meet their expectations of a prophecy and give them cause to spread the word about His birth? And when they saw Jesus, they fell to their knees and worshipped Him. We have so many visions in our minds of what we think or want our life to look like. We remember visions of the good and the bad in our lives. With the way this year has been, I think everybody's vision of how their lives were supposed to be has changed drastically. From how we try to go about our daily lives to how we worship now, to even how we get Jesus's message out to others. Do we fall on our knees and worship Jesus on a daily basis and put our trust in Him and wait for His answer, during the good and the bad? I would like to say I do, but sometimes, like everyone else, I know I don't. But by knowing Jesus, we should fall to our knees with the vision of Him in our minds, and worship Him daily. Not worry about visions of how we think things should be as we navigate life, but how we should center our lives around Jesus, trust in Him, worship Him and spread His word to others every day. Habakkuk2:1-3
I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.
The Lord’s Answer
Then the Lord replied:
“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.