On the first Sunday of this year my family and I went to church. We decided to try out Madison Park Church of God (formerly North Anderson Church of God, moved to a new location). The place is enormous, and so are the hearts of its congregation. The Hannas have nurtured our interest in attending Madison Park, and I'm grateful. I am already a big supporter of Jim Lyons, the pastor.
Sunday's lesson was about "looking up" and "being spoken to in a language you understand." Jim said that if he had to make a headline for the sermon it would be this: "Looking Up Brings Hope, Fixed Star Makes Sense." The three Wise Men were students of the stars. When they saw the star about Jerusalem the night of Jesus' birth, they understood its true meaning because God was speaking to them through stars - something people who study stars would understand.
This year I am going to continue my journey with God and continue to "look up." If I seek, I will find. God provides, and I have already begun to notice the differences in my life with having attended church just that one Sunday morning.
"When they saw the star, they were overjoyed." -Matthew 2:10