Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wise Men 'On The Road'

I got two (count 'em TWO!) Christmas cards today both featuring nearly identical pictures of the Wise Men.... which got me thinking about the Wise Men in general. They strike me as poster children of sorts for The Portal.

Matthew 2, NIV: "Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.'

Hmm.... They obviously had seen something new and their response was to hit the road in search of it. No committee; no task force; no whining about "but, gee, we're so comfortable in our little astronomer's club the way it is." They just hit the road. It seems to me that's what we're doing with The Portal...

I also like the part of the story where "they returned to their country by another route." Yeah, yeah, I know it was because they had been warned in a dream. But what strikes me is the flexibility, willingness to go another way---whatever route is necessary.

So if I get Christmas cards tomorrow featuring elves, I'll see what I can do with that...

1 comment:

amg said...

My Christmas card to you will feature a snowman-----maybe that indicates a person's willingness to leave the comfort of a warm fireplace, brave the storms, and venture out into the "wilderness" of a new spirituality. Or maybe it just means that Hallmark snowman was so darn cute, I couldn't pass him up. :) amg