January 1st, 2023 – When Jesus was born, one would think that an infant child would not cause a stir. But because of the knowledge of what He represented, there were many that filled with jealousy and hatred at his birth. Instead of falling down an worshiping Him as the wise men did, Herod wanted Him dead. Jesus represented everything that Herod opposed and as such, could not be left to live. Meanwhile, the very people that He came to free, gave His birth little if any notice. Today we approach Jesus in one of three ways. We are either hostile to Him and everything he represents, or we are indifferent to Him. But we should approach Him as the wise men did. By offering ourselves to Him and worshiping Him as the Lord of our lives.