Why The Star?
Matthew 2:2 (NKJV)
saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
What compelled the magi to put aside all they were doing to undertake a long and dangerous journey, following one shimmering star across the landscape?
The wise men were astrologers, seeking to understand human events by reading the constellations. It was their habit to compare the skies to prophetic literature, including the Jewish Scriptures. Perhaps they had read Numbers 24:17, which says,”I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel.”
For the ancient magi, the message was clear, a great king, announced with the silent fanfare of a brilliant star, was on the way. And if such a King was foretold more than one thousand years earlier, He was worth travelling to see.
So they came, and so do we. Somehow this star, our star, broke through to remind us that the intimate story of the nativity is written for us. And when we see the promised Saviour, every star dims by comparison.
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