“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed…and they bowed down and worshipped him.” Matthew 2:10-11
Have you ever been listening to the radio and a song just grabs you? This Christmas I was asked to make a short video introducing a trio in our church singing Kari Jobe’s song “Adore Him”. In the song, she writes about the story of the Magi who followed the star to find Jesus. Using the words and tune for the Christmas Carol “O Come All Ye Faithful” for the chorus, she compels us to join her in worship as she repeats the phrase “Come Let Us Adore Him” with such passion.
Music profoundly impacts my life. I am brought to tears more by songs than anything else. If only I could sing! Listening to Kari’s song led me to spend a great deal of time thinking and reading about these men who travelled so far searching for a King. Men who would have given up so much to make this journey, putting their lives at risk by not going back to King Herod after he sent them to find this King of the Jews. Herod falsely claimed that his motives were to worship the King, but the Magi, they were pursuing their destiny to worship the King.
Today my iTunes started playing Avalon’s song “Destined” and I was again moved by music. This song helped me to realize that Romans 14:11 is true and that we all have the same destiny as the Magi. We’re all Destined To Worship! So, be like the Magi and seek after Jesus the bright Morning Star! When you find Him, humble yourself and lavish Him with your praise!
Father…I praise you for who you are because, You are good! Almighty…Always There, and You Know Everything! I want my life to be an act of worship to you in the words I say and the meditations of my heart. Help me fulfill my destiny to worship you! In Jesus name, Amen