“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” 

– Matthew 2:9,10

Do you ever wonder what prompted the Magi to follow the star toward Bethlehem? Who told them a King had been born there? These are questions whose answers we don’t really know, but we can surmise that they were familiar enough with Jewish history to understand that Israel was awaiting a Savior. And, being astute in their astronomy, they were undoubtedly drawn to the bright star they saw in the sky overhead; one that was unlike anything they had ever beheld. Whatever their cues and motives, their intention was clear — to worship the young King. You see, it wasn’t just casual curiosity that inspired these wise men to journey hundreds of miles and pack such precious and costly gifts; it was hearts seeking their true home. Somehow they knew that the answer to their longings might be found at the feet of this child, so they went. No price was too high, journey too long, or risk too great to experience His presence. How surprised they must have been upon arrival in Bethlehem to find that the villagers were not nearly as excited as they were. In fact, not many were aware of the One whom they sought, but that didn’t stop them. 

Worship is sacred, my friend, and once your heart has been stirred to bow before your Savior, don’t let anything deter you. Pour your life out before your King, give Him your most costly gifts, and seek Him passionately until you find Him. Hold nothing back, even when those around you don’t understand your extravagance, and be willing to lose your life in order to find it. As He compels you to praise Him with all that is in you, choose to surrender and you will receive a gift far greater than any you could ever give!


I am compelled to worship you, Jesus, and I choose to pour my life out before you today.


To what lengths will you go to worship your Savior and King?

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