The Magi had been informed in their study that a new king would be born in their lifetime and a special star would appear in the heavens to indicate the birthplace. They waited and watched until they saw the star.
We are kings of our own kingdom, rulers of individual realm. We are not watching for a star because we’re not interested in a new king. We don’t want any competition for our throne.
But sometimes when we’re most introspective, we realize we would like something new and wonderful happening in our lives—we’re not sure what but something that will give us a kind of joy we haven’t experienced in a long time.
We need not look for a star in the heavens. Our sign is within us, beckoning us to the manger deep in our weary spirits, lighting the way for our conscious awareness to see something new, waiting for us to arrive so the new birth can be witnessed and celebrated.
Don’t be afraid to follow your sign to the place where only you can be reborn. All you need to do is give permission for the new king, your own benevolent monarch, to be born in you—to give you peace, to make you a co-creator with God in establishing a new kingdom of justice and love.
Hurry! The world needs the new you!
Ann Glover O’Dell