The Old Testament points to God's people seeking the Messiah (Isaiah 55:6; Jeremiah 29:13)
At the birth of Jesus the shepherds sought Him after being told of His birth by the angels. (Luke 2: 8 - 17)
The Magi from the east sought Him when they saw His star. (Matthew 2: 1- 12)
Jesus tells us to seek Him - to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).
Faith is active.
Faith is about seeking the things above where God is (Colossians 3:1)
Faith is about putting to death the deeds of the flesh (Colossians 3:5)
Faith is about putting on the attributes of Christ - compassion, kindness, mercy, grace, love (Colossians 3: 12 - 14)
The Lord does not forsake those who seek Him (Psalm 9:10)
He promises that if we seek Him we will find Him (Proverbs 8:17)
Just as Jesus came to seek and save us (Luke 19:10) may we seek Him in all our ways, not only this Christmas season, but every day of our lives.
I wrote a Christmas song some years back that speaks to this:
WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM, THIS TINY INFANT KING.
JUST LIKE THE WISEMEN OF OLD FOLLOWED HIM
AND IF I'D BEEN THERE AT HIS BIRTH, WOULD I HAVE SEEN HIS WORTH?
AND WOULD I HAVE SOUGHT HIM AS MY LORD? THIS TINY INFANT KING!
1.AND IT'S A MIRACLE, NOT TO CELEBRATE ONE DAY A YEAR; BUT EVERYDAY GIVING THANKS ALWAYS TO THE FATHER FOR HIS SON. AND IT'S A MIRACLE: THIS TINY INFANT KING LYING IN A MANGER, A BARN FOR HIS SHELTER IS OUR REDEMPTIVE KING.
OH, COME LET US ADORE HIM; OH, COME LET US ADORE HIM;OH COME LET US ADORE HIM; CHRIST THE LORD!
2.AND IT'S A MIRACLE TO BE CELEBRATED EVERY DAY! GOD'S REDEMPTIVE PLAN, WRAPPED UP IN THIS SMALL BABE! HIS LOVE FOR US; UNCOMPARABLE AND NEVER ENDING, THIS TINY CHILD, THE KING OF KINGS, IS OUR ETERNAL HOME. HOSANNA, HOSANNA, HOSANNA TO THE KING HOSANNA, HOSANNA, HOSANNA TO THE KING.
3.AND IT'S A MIRACLE, NOT TO CELEBRATE ONE DAY A YEAR
BUT EVERYDAY GIVING THANKS ALWAYS
TO THE FATHER FOR HIS SON.
AND IT'S A MIRACLE: THIS TINY INFANT KING
LYING IN A MANGER, A BARN FOR HIS SHELTER
IS OUR REDEMPTIVE KING.
Copyright 1984 and 1993 - Beth M. Bottomley Symanzik