Wise Man Do you want to be a wise-man behold the light that marks Christ's coming? Dare to migrate... Do you want be a wise-man pursue the One who brings the light first spoke it into being? So you want to be a wise man??? Summoned before the face of oppressive power and reckoning choose to depart by a different way choose to be governed by justice and righteousness? Might I be a wise-man Believe you are who the prophets foretold. Oh, Holy Prince your peace transcends temporal security. Mighty Counselor we kneel at your cradle of wisdom. May we be wise—and willing journey far to rejoice in the light of your presence. "Opening their treasures they offered Him gifts..." Wise men. Grant that I might unwrap such gold, this frankincense and myrrh 'Knowing You to be immeasurably who You say You are.' Might I, newly wise fall knees to earthen floor and worship the newborn King. jfig 12/2020
Last week, the song ” Do you Want to Build a Snowman,” from the movie “Frozen” kept popping into my head. Followed by the wise men. Surely one could find more fitting comparative verse for the Prince of Peace! But the real question of this poem points toward a place of child-like longing that lingers forcefully in many of us, What part do you want to play in the story of Jesus? And the morechallenging grown-up question, What relationship with him, do you wish to have?
The content of this poem is carefully gleaned from Isaiah9:1-7 and Matthew 2:1-12. It stops me in my tracks to read the prophecy of Isaiah 9 moving toward conclusion with, “Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end…to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.” ( emphasis mine) To not only end there, but to start there; to uphold there. What do you think establishes peace and why?
“Isaiah 9 (ESV) – Of the increase of his.” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 14 Dec, 2020. <https://www.blueletterbible.org/esv/isa/9/7/s_688007>.