Thursday, December 23, 2010

Daily Light - December 23, 2010

Daily Light from the Lighthouse

"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?"
Matthew 2:2

Something is missing! You can't exactly put your finger on what it is, but you know something is missing. We have these experiences all the time in life. A musician listens to a score of music trying to find that certain note, harmony, or instrument that will complete the song. A cook tastes the food in an attempt to figure out that last ingredient that will change their creation into a culinary delight. An artist takes a step back from the canvas looking for what would change his painting into a masterpiece. It is obvious something is missing, but what?
There are many lives that are lived this way on the earth. People wander throughout this world and live in the busyness of this life. They scurry to their jobs and give a hard day's work. They have even found success at their place of employment, but at the end of the day something is missing. They are blessed to go home to a beautiful family. They have the privilege of sitting alongside of their spouse and laughing with their children. However, when they watch those beautiful faces sleep at night, this thought of a missing ingredient speaks to their heart once more. What is it that is missing from their otherwise successful lives? JESUS!
The Magi came into Jerusalem asking where is the King. They were searching for the answer to their life's quest; they were desperate to know Him. Where is Jesus? That question still rings in this world today. Those dissatisfied with life even at its peak of success are asking where Jesus is. The hungry and desperate that are looking for shelter and clothing are really seeking Jesus. The addict who has looked at the bottom of too many bottles has not found Jesus there. The wealthy that realize their riches are for this life only need the riches of God's kingdom found in Jesus. This King is the answer to all of life's problems, because He transcends this life. He is the only Person that can change one's life from despair to hope. He gives a peace that passes all understanding, because He is the Prince of Peace. He gives wisdom to the simple, because He is the wonderful Counselor. He comforts the crying child within each of us, because He is the everlasting Father. Where is Jesus? He is one lonely and repentant cry away from the most desperate of souls.
May you find Him today!

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