Re:Verse reading – Matthew 2:12 (day four)
It is always intriguing to me that God would chose to send the Magi back “another way”. This would probably mean traveling unfamiliar territory and some inconvenience for sure. There are moments in my life when He decides “another way” is a better plan. Those can be uncomfortable for sure. I often ask teenagers, “Who gets to tell you what to do?” Their response gives a glimpse into their relationship with God. So, let me ask the question for all, “Who gets to tell us what to do?” I want to be “tender and responsive” to the Spirit’s guiding. This kind of “following” does require courage, humility, and faith. It also requires accountability and dependence. I’m asking God to keep growing those things in my heart and life so when “another way” is the direction, I’ll walk that way with joy. Will you pray? Will you walk?
Scott Lane, Associate Pastor for Students and Venture Sunday School, guest blogger.