Step by faith

Happy New Year everyone!
 
Last Sunday, the 6th, was Epiphany. This is the day we celebrate the coming of the magi, who traveled from the east following a star to find the newborn Jesus Christ. I was inspired by the story of their faith and wrote this poem. (You can read the story in Matthew 2:1-12.)
 
I like to plan things out and know exactly what’s on my schedule. It’s hard to imagine taking to the road with no road map but a star in the sky, and no idea of how you’ll reach your destination. Yet, this is what the magi did. May we all have their faith and trust to follow God’s signs on our journeys in life.
 
God bless!
–Morgan
 
“Step by faith”

Sitting on my porch step,
i study the road beyond
as if i could read its story
from all the way over here.
i dream of having the faith
to step out onto that road,
of having the trust
to leave my comfortable world
behind.

thousands of years ago
wise men stepped
onto an uncertain road,
each step taken in faith
as they followed a star
to meet the King of Kings.

no journey is perfectly sure,
but each one of us is called
to find our stories on the road,
to trust God beyond
our comfortable worlds,
to take all steps in faith,
to be brave enough to follow a star
on the road to the King.
 
 
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Step by faith by Morgan Prettyman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marisa Deshaies
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 15:36:17

    Love this! Wonderful poem! 🙂

    Reply

  2. Duncan
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 09:42:11

    I really like the journey theme to this one.

    Reply

  3. Georgia Visitor
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 16:24:06

    I never really thought about how the only road map the Magi had was that star…
    God bless!

    Reply

  4. Aunt B
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:39:05

    I like this one a lot!

    Reply

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