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Waiting to be Found

December 19, 2016

In the silence and darkness of the night, there came a baby’s cry and a magnificent star. The sound and the light were calls to the One, laying in a manger in the tiny town of Bethlehem. No announcement was made by earthly rulers. No proclamation was ordained by kings to be sent throughout the land. This was a Child waiting to be found.

The shepherds in the field huddled together to keep warm on the bright chilly night. They gawked together at the brilliant star and light from heaven. Then suddenly before their eyes, the angels appeared with a message! “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you … You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:11-12) A baby waiting to be found! They couldn’t wait to find him, and immediately set out to do so.

To the east of Bethlehem, the Magi kings also followed the star. Addressing King Herod, they asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?” They also wanted to find him. To the surprise and chagrin of Herod, the chief priests read him the prophecy: “… out of you (Bethlehem) will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” The Magi set out in search of the Promised One they had been seeking. They found him at the foot of the star that led them there, and worshiped him.

Today, around the world, countless are waiting to be found. Waiting to be led out of the darkness into the light. Waiting for hope, life, salvation, redemption. The Redeemer has come, and we can take him and his message of love to those who are waiting in the farthest corners of the earth. Let us take his light and his love to the “people who sit in darkness.” Let us go to those who are waiting to be found.


"Waiting To Be Found" Lyrics

by Susan Ashton | from the album Along The Road

Waiting to be found

(Behind the laughter painted eyes)

Waiting to be found

(Deep in the shadows where we hide)

The sun climbs high

Then the sun goes down

On people waiting to be found

People looking high and low

For the one who is closer than they know.



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