Most of us are familiar with the story of the Magi who went to see Jesus when He was born because we’ve seen them depicted in different ways in Christmas plays and/or because of how they’re depicted on Christmas cards.
Matt 2:2 says they came seeking Him and asked: “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
Matt 2:9-11 tells us about their historic visit to this newborn King: ……they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
Even though it’s not Christmas there are a couple of things that are noteworthy for us – things to consider & apply. a) They came looking for Jesus in order to WORSHIP Him. Do we? b) When they realized where He was and that they were going to be in His presence they were OVERJOYED. Are we? c) As an act of worship, they GAVE THE BEST of what they had to Him. Do we?