Friday, December 3, 2010
Guidance into His Presence
“After they heard the 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. When they saw the star,
they were overjoyed.” Matt. 2:9-10
The royal visitors to the Christ child, called Magi, followed a star for a long time. It guided them across deserts and through mountains. They stopped and asked direction from King Herod, who plotted to have the babe murdered.
The Magi found the star and proceeded to follow its path to the place where the baby lay. God’s Word tells us they worshipped the child.
The Magi sought guidance from a star much like we seek guidance from God. They studied the heavens and the scrolls to gain information about the event. The star guided them into the presence of the Son of God.
We study the Bible as we search for answers to the questions that beset us. Our Guide isn’t in the stars, He made them. The Magi sought the help of a king. We can seek the aid of the King of kings. The Magi returned to their home, leaving the presence of the Christ child. Once we know Him, He always has us in His watchful presence.