They Were Overjoyed

Matthew 2: 9-10 “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” 

Eventually, the Magi make their way to Bethlehem, where they find baby Jesus. Matthew tells us that “they were overjoyed” to have finally found the child. And of course they were! They had come on a long journey, and the journey had finally reached its end. They had found the one they were seeking.

What do you imagine it looks like to finally reach the end of your journey towards Jesus? Our journey may not end quite so literally as the Magi’s did, but every journey does eventually come to a close. We also speak in Christian circles of Jesus walking along with us on this journey, which means that we think of him as being both our destination and our traveling partner. What might it look like or feel like for you to reach the end of this journey with and towards Jesus?