History Is Gloriously Redemptive, Not Random

When they [the Magi] saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. Matt. 2:10

Lord Jesus, whether they were magicians, kings, or astrologers—3, 5, or 7 of them, they were wise. And though the Magi came to you, you are the real seeker in the Christmas story. You came into our world to seek, find, and save the lost—not just a few, but more like the number of stars, sand, and dust (Genesis 12-17). Hallelujah, and thank you.

Come Herod or high water, your every-nation Bride will gather at the wedding feast of the Lamb; and will enjoy eternal life in the new heaven and new earth. History isn’t random, it’s redemptive—your story of redeeming love and cosmic restoration.

Whether by providence or pain, an angelic visit or a global virus, supernatural revelation or very ordinary circumstances—you are saving a people so numerous, they cannot be counted (Revelation 7:9-10).

On this 4th Sunday of Advent, we bow in awe of your matchless glory and measureless grace. Continue to open the eyes of our hearts to behold even more of your beauty, Lord Jesus. Expand the chambers of our hearts to make more room for the wonders of your love.

Free us to be generous and joyful as the Magi. Liberate us to love as you love us, to forgive as you have forgiven us, and to pursue others as you faithfully seek us. So very Amen we pray, in your trustworthy and worship-worthy name.