In a Minute: Famous Christmas Words
"We have seen His star in the east and are come to worship Him."
~ Matthew 2:2
When I read these words, I begin to wonder about the men who came to see Jesus. Traditionally we say there were three of them, though Scripture does not bear witness to this. We know there were at least two, but there could have been four or more.
What I muse about is how they came to see the star. Were they star gazers? Were they just watching the sky on a certain night and voila, there it was? Did they receive a message from God to look at the heavens at a particular time? Does it really matter what caused them to see? Isn’t the essential thing that they did see? Remember the story of the man who was born blind that was healed by Jesus? He was interrogated by the religious leaders who were attempting to discredit the character of Jesus. Finally, he said to them. “Whether He is a sinner or nor not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind, but now I see.” (John 9:25)
The star was a sign of God’s presence. It was an indication that He was at work. Are you seeing signs of God’s presence? The wise men had to look up to see the sign. Are you so busy looking down that you are missing the miracle that is transpiring around you?