In this sermon, Lester Pillay invites us into a mystical journey through the adventures of a young boy named Taj and the Magi, anchoring us in truths that outshine the desert stars. As we wander the sands, we learn to never stop seeking like the wise Magi who pursued the promised King (Matthew 2:1-19). Our hearts beat to the rhythm of attentiveness, listening for God’s voice as it echoes through history and into our daily lives, reminding us of the Magi's attentiveness to the guiding star.
We are also urged to tread paths of integrity, mirroring the Magi's choice to alter their course and protect the newborn King from Herod's malice. The humble abode of Jesus contrasts sharply with Herod's grandeur (Matthew 2:11), pressing upon us the beauty of a King born not in opulence but in modest love. Let's clutch these divine pearls—seeking, attentiveness, integrity—as we embark on the new year, remembering it is in seeking first His kingdom and righteousness (Matthew 6:33) that we find the treasures truly worth beholding.
This tale isn't just a bedtime story; it's an invitation to discover the King in our everyday and to respond to His call with the eagerness of a child and the wisdom of a seeker. So let’s keep our eyes on the heavens and our hearts open to His leading.