"We have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." (Mt 2.2)
Isaiah 9: 1-6
The people who walk in the dark have seen a great light.
Eph 5: 8-14
Walk as children of light.
We saw His star in the East and we came to worship Him.
"We have seen his star in the East." (Mt 2.2)
Lift us up and draw us to your wonderful light
I see a candlestick all gold.
Ps 139: 1-10
Your right hand will hold me.
2 Tm 1.7-10
A grace given to us in Christ Jesus our Savior.
When the Spirit of Truth comes, it will guide you to all truth.
"Where is the newborn king of the Jews?" (Mt 2.2)
Humble leadership breaks down walls and builds up with love
Jr 23, 1-6
He will reign by acting wisely.
He calms wars to the ends of the earth.
He (...) did not take advantage of his equality with God.
Mt 20, 20-28
The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.
"When King Herod heard this, he was terrified, and all Jerusalem with him" (Mt 2: 3)
Christ's presence turns the world upside down
We worked on this work from dawn to dusk.
Ps 2: 1-10
Why are nations revolting?
2 Thessalonians 2, 13-17
The Lord is faithful and will strengthen you.
He was terrified, and all Jerusalem with him.
"And you, Bethlehem (...) are not the smallest at all." (Mt 2.6)
Though small and suffering, we lack nothing
Mi 5: 1-4a. 6-7
He who will rule in Israel will come out of you.
The Lord is my shepherd and I lack nothing.
1 P 2.21-25
Now you have turned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
Luke 12: 32-40
Don't be afraid, little flock.
"The star they saw in the East guided them." (Mt 2.9)
Guided by the one Lord
Ex 13, 17-14, 4
The Lord walked ahead of them in a pillar of cloud.
I lift my eyes to the mountains, where will my help come from?
Rev 22: 5-9
God will shine on them.
The star they saw in the East guided them.
"They saw the Child and his mother Mary, they fell on their faces, worshiping him." (Mt 2:11)
Gathered in worship around one Lord
Ex 3, 1-6
Moses covered his face because he was afraid to look at God.
How lovely are your homes, Lord of hosts!
Rev 4: 8-11
They worship one who lives forever and ever.
Mt 28, 16-20
When they saw him, they worshiped him.
"They spread out their treasures and offered Him gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh." (Mt 2:11)
Hos 6: 1-6
I want love, not sacrifice.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and with a song of praise in his courtyards.
Acts 3: 1-10
I have neither silver nor gold, but what I have I give to you.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
"They returned to their country by another way." (Mt 2:12)
Above known divisions to God's new paths
Jr 31, 31-34
I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel.
You will let me know the way of life.
Eph 4: 20-23
That the spirit of your thinking might be renewed.
Mt 11, 25-30
You have hidden these matters from the wise and prudent and have exposed them to those who are like little children.
Texts following the Ecumenical Bible