Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. – Matthew 2: 1-2,10-11

The wise men saw a star rise and suspend over a certain place. Maybe they oohed and awed for a little while, or maybe they inspected and deflected for a long while. We do not know everything. They did not know everything either, since we see they had to stop for directions.

Maybe they were skeptical along the way, or maybe they prayed with thanksgiving all day. We do not know. We do know they noticed God at work and believed and eventually followed His lead. And we know their following came to fruition as seeing Jesus removed all suspicion.

God is the Creator and Keeper of the stars. Only God can pluck one from the sky and place it anywhere He wants. And only God can carry men from lacking clarification to rejoicing in His affirmation that they didn’t need all the information to make it to the destination!

Dear Lord, help us turn over our apprehensions and hesitations to You. We need your star to remind us that you always fulfill your promises. Anything keeping us from our Keeper needs to be left at Your feet. We want to rejoice in our destination with the Author of all creation!


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