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. (Matthew 2:9-10 NIV)
The wise thing the Magi from the east did was to follow the light of Christ, and His light is hard to miss. It shines on our darkest days and if we’re willing to follow it, we will find Him. Even if it takes days, weeks, months or years, if we continue to follow it, it will eventually lead us out of the darkness and into His perfect light. The Magi pursued the Light for a couple of years until they found the Christ child (He was no longer a baby!). But what matters is that they found Him. If we can’t make it to the manger, we can still make it to the house (Matthew 2:11). But let’s be wise enough to keep following His light.