Matthew 2:11-12 – On entering the house, the wise men saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
The wise men chose a different path home. As we come to the end of the first week of 2019, the year stretches out before us like a road. But like many roads, there are turns and detours that can significantly alter the experience of our journey.
Merciful God, help us to navigate this new year with a focus on your loving will for us. Amen.