They followed the star and went to worship Jesus.
We all know the story of the three wise men – but what are we supposed to take away from their journey?
And how can we, like the wise men, still seek Him?
To start, it should remind us all to walk by faith – and not by sight.
The wise men followed the star – knowing they were going to meet the true King – even though they had not yet seen Him.
“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”
After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.
Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned win a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.”
Upon seeing Jesus – they immediately fell down to worship Him.
And instead of returning to Herod to report what they found, they obeyed the dream they had and went on their way.
As Christians, we don’t have to travel miles and miles to experience the presence of Jesus.
We can seek Him right where we are, and we too should be compelled to fall down and worship Him.
Although we have not yet seen Jesus face-to-face, we love Him.
And we too must walk by faith, and not by sight.
God promises to reveal Himself to those who seek Him with all their heart.
If we pray to God with a pure heart for Him to reveal Himself to us – He will.
It may not be in a way that we expect – but guaranteed to be in a way that is more than we could ever imagine.
The world deceives many and leads them to believe they can make it on their own if they just “try harder” or “do more.”
But wise men still seek Jesus today, and humble themselves before Him.
This Christmas season, let us continue to seek the face of Jesus – following the light of His truth – and worshiping Him as King of the world.
Do you still seek Jesus?
What is your experience like when you are in the presence of the Lord?
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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