I'm sure the wise men had the same struggle on their journey toward Jesus, wondering where they should go and what they should do. They had been given instructions to go, and they went, not exactly knowing where the journey would lead.
It's up to us, dear friends, to know God provides people to help us—Christ-like lights to guide the way. As someone with a disability, I must remember that everyone needs help at some point, and there's no shame in admitting we cannot navigate the world on our own. We truly must rely on our Guide, our Light.
For blind persons, this might look like grabbing an arm or using a cane and following the footsteps of sighted people. For the wise men, this included following the bright star to Bethlehem to find the birth town of Jesus. For all of us, when navigating the unknowns, we can lean on each other and look to the guiding light of God to light our path. We need not fear; see, our guide is always here!
Brandon Grady lives in Glennville, Pennsylvania. He serves as pastor for the Black Rock Church of the Brethren, Glenville, Pennsylvania. Brandon has a Master of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana. He considers his blindness to be one of God's greatest blessings.