Matthew 2:7-8 (NIVUK)
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, ‘Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.’
A smaller passage today but with an important instruction. It may be from the lips of Herod whose intentions were far from good, but I think we can hear his call for us to ‘God and search carefully for the child’ as pertinent for us today. As New Year’s resolutions go, ‘Go and search carefully for Jesus’ is a cracking one that surely we could take on board.
Father, thank you for sending us your Son, help us through the Spirit to look for him and his work today.