When I sat down to write for our church's
upcoming Lenten devotional titled, Sharing the Good News, the Christmas decorations and carols of “Go tell it on the Mountain”
had just been put away for another year. How fitting that it was January 6, Epiphany, the day we remember the kings who came to worship the Christ child. When those ancient kings returned home,
they shared the good news message that Jesus was born, and told others of their need of the long awaited and Promised Savior.
know we need a Savior. But doesn’t everyone know this at some level,
that something is missing, and then set about conducting their lives
seeking a “savior” that will satisfy their lack?
shopaholics, or thrill-seekers, do they not try harder to obtain that
extra something to fill their souls—to save them from their
emptiness? Drug-addicts, do they not use the drugs to dull the ache
that never goes away, to save them from their despair? Adulterers, do
they not look for partners who will save them from their dull and
lonely marriages? Thieves and liars, do they not steal or lie to save
themselves from the perceived lack in their lives? The greedy, do they
not crave more and more to satisfy that missing something? The
controlling, do they not orchestrate their lives to be their own