posted Dec 21, 2013, 7:22 AM by Dale Barnes

“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.” (Mt.2:1-2 NIV)

What brought the Magi?  They had seen a star in the east. God is the initiator that challenges men to seek him.  Here was a group who, when they were challenged, began to travel and seek the King. That King is alive today; Jesus crucified and now raised to life by the power of God.  Men can still seek and find him!  The challenge to seek comes in many ways. To find him in reality means a new eternal beginning.

These men had traveled a long way, rough riding, no motels along the way, but they were willing to seek because they realized the importance of finding this king.  He is the king of an eternal kingdom.

They caused quite a stir in Jerusalem. From King Herod through the whole city. This was a city of much commerce and religion.  The religious leaders even knew from the prophets of old where the king would be born. Yet none of the people wanted to join in the search for this King.  Bethlehem is a short way from Jerusalem, but no one accept the Magi was interested in finding the king.

As we read the complete story, it is obvious that Herod was disturbed because he felt his throne was threatened.  Others may have been busy with many things; business and affairs of life.  There was plenty of religion to keep one occupied.

Those who persevered in seeking Christ Jesus found him and worshipped him.  If you seek him today, you are promised by God that you will find him.  He is a victorious king that God has appointed to give God’s forgiveness and reality to all who will come to him.  He is worth seeking and finding!