You Are Never Too Far Away

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Was there ever a time in your life prior to being saved by Jesus Christ, that
you felt distant from everybody and everything? Some would immediately
say yes, without any hesitation. They made decisions that caused them to
drift away, from everything that was important in their lives. They had
reached a point where they felt there was no turning back. However, look at your life now. You have been anointed and empowered by the Lord, and are doing things in your life you thought were not possible. Which tells me you were never too far away for the Lord to draw you back to Himself.

In Matthew 2:1-12, we have the story of the wise men in the east, that saw
a star rising and were intrigued by it. This star was like none other and got
the attention of the wise men. They interpret the star to mean a king had
been born. Therefore, they prepared gifts to give to the newborn king and
set out to find Him by following the star. The star led them to Jerusalem,
and then it disappeared, so when they saw Herod’s home, they assumed
this must be the place where the king was born. When they got an
audience with Herod, they inquired about the birth of the King. This was
troubling to Herod because he was ruthless and even murdered his wife
and sons. This was not good news to him, he saw this as a threat to his
reign in Jerusalem. He called together all the chief priests and scribes
asking them where the Messiah was to be born. They shared from
scripture, He was to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2). Herod told the wise
men to head to Bethlehem, and once they find the child come back and let
him know. Once they left Herod, the star rose again and guided them to the
house where Jesus and His parents were staying. When they came into the
house they knelt before Jesus and paid Him homage, then they presented
Him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

God was the One that motivated them to travel such a distance to allow
them to see the King of kings, and Lord of lords. This tells me we are
never too far away, the Lord will bring us back to Him. These were men
who spent their lives as astrologers and would look at the stars to
determine what decisions they would make. However, God met them where
they were, to get their attention. Once He had their attention, he guided
them to His Son, so that they would have an opportunity to worship Him.

God went through great lengths to get their attention and bring them to
Jesus. These men who never spent time worshiping God had been given
the opportunity to worship the Savior of the world. This lets me know, you
are never too far away for God to bring you back. Thank you, Lord!
Continue to walk in your blessings.