¶ Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Who were these wise men? How did they know from the star that is was the king of the Jews being born? Why did they deem it important enough to travel for almost two years to come and worship him and bring him treasures as gifts?
In 2017 the Lord is still calling for whosever will to come and follow him. How sad it is that there are those who start to follow the “star” and can not even stay on track for 2 weeks yet alone 2 years to just worship him. To those that know him Jesus is the king of kings and the Lord of Lords , the most important thing in all the universe. He is worthy to be praised and worshiped and be given our best. No matter the cost or distance they will stay on track to one day see him and cast their crown at his feet. Too many bring to Jesus nothing but rather desire the loaves and the fishes he offers. The wise men brought something with them all the distance they came to give the Lord. What they brought were not seconds or leftovers but the very best they had gold frankensence and myrrh ! Will we be wise and follow the wise men’s example of seeking the Lord till we find him? Will we be vocal about what we are seeking and trouble our cities as they did? Are we bringing our best to present to the Lord ? Are we worshipping the Lord when we are in his presence ? Will we be wise and take up our cross and deny ourselves and follow him in 2017? Let us consider these things this holiday season as things get very busy so we will not lose our focus.