The magi acted upon the information they had. They went on a quest, trusting that they had interpreted the signs rightly and that God would lead them to the right place. Trust remains key to their journey. . . . I imagine that they wanted to quit often, and yet they held on to the greater vision that encouraged them through daily hardships.
—George H. Donigian, In Days to Come: From Advent to Epiphany (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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Those who know your name trust you
because you have not abandoned
any who seek you, LORD.
—Psalm 9:10 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
—“A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,” Upper Room Worshipbook
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