When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” (Luke 2:15)
If there is one thing that has struck me afresh this year with Christmas, it is that it is a story of travellers. Of Mary and Joseph who would travel to Bethlehem to fulfil the prophesy of where the Messiah would be born. Of travelling Wise men following a star seeking a King. Even Angels travelling from Heaven to bring the good news. The shepherds leaving their flocks to go and seek the baby that the angel told them about. And of a God that would travel to earth to become a baby.
We are all travellers too. Travelling through life seeking an encounter with God. Maybe this Christmas you are seeking the joy that comes from Jesus. You might need from Him the peace that passes all understanding, the everlasting hope that only He can provide. Or maybe this year you wish for a fresh revelation of the love that Jesus has for you.
As we journey towards Christmas Day, and as each day we journey with God, may you find in Jesus what your heart needs.