Finding Jesus

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

(Matthew 2:1-2 NIV)

It’s that time of year when Christmas comes alive again. Beautiful Christmas decorations, heartwarming Christmas songs and captivating Christmas movies usher in that wonderful time of year. But sadly with every passing year, these things tend to become more of a tradition (and a distraction) than a celebration of the One important person this season is all about: Jesus. When the Magi from the east saw His star rise, they set out to find Him so they could worship Him. Historians and theologians tell us that it took the wise men up to two years to find Jesus after He was born and when they did, they presented Him with gifts and worshipped Him. The wise men allowed the celestial sign to lead them to the King rather than to distract them from Him. And after a long pursuit, they eventually found Him.

Today the quest continues. In the midst of the busyness and noise of the season, wise men and women try to find “the one who has been born king of the Jews.” Thankfully, He can still be found. If we follow the star of Bethlehem, it can help lead us back to the King of the Jews, so that we too may worship Him.

The wise still seek Him. 

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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