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The Upper Room Devotional 6th January 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 6th January 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 6th January 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 6 January 2022Day of the Kings By Douglas Wingert (Arizona, USA)

TOPIC: Day of the Kings

Douglas Wingert (Arizona, USA)

TODAY’S READING

Matthew 2:1-12

KEY VERSE: On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. – Matthew 2:11 (NIV)

MESSAGE 

On January 6th of each year, many of my neighbors across the border in Mexico celebrate “Día de los Reyes,” or “Day of the Kings.” This holiday is a celebration of the faithfulness of the magi and of the generous gifts they brought to the Christ child.

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But who were these magi who were searching for the King of the Jews? Were they really kings or royalty from other kingdoms? Or were they astrologers or nomads? Were there only three? Did they travel with a caravan for safety? And why is it that Matthew is the only one of the Gospels to tell this story of faith and hope?

The Upper Room Devotional 6th January 2022

What is clear to me is the deep faith of the magi, who were willing to leave their homes and travel far, believing the truth of a prophecy and following a moving star. When the star finally led them to Bethlehem, they humbly presented their gifts and worshiped the child, the promised Messiah.

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So whether we celebrate January 6th as the ending of the 12 days of Christmas, or in recognition of the journey of the magi, or as Epiphany — the revealing of Christ’s birth to the world — it is a special time to celebrate faith, love, and hope in the promises of God.

The Upper Room Devotional 6th January 2022
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Today I will be bold in seeking Christ Jesus.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift the magi gave to us — their story of faith. Strengthen our faith so that we also are willing to journey into the unknown to seek our Savior. In his name, we pray. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

The people of Mexico

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The Upper Room Devotional 6th January 2022

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Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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