Week 3 | Wise Men

A Gift of Answers


Read: Matthew 2:1-12

“We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.”

When we stop to think about it, one of the strangest parts of the Christmas story has to be the three wise men. God spoke to Mary and the shepherds through angels - and as bizarre as that sounds, angels have been God’s messengers throughout the Bible. But why would God write three mysterious kings from the East, astrologers led by a star in search of a king, into the Christmas story?

This part of the Christmas story should excite any of us who feel our life is far too scandalous for God’s gift of grace. Because through the Magi, God shows us that there is nothing He won’t do to reach the lost. When you pause to consider the state of humanity today, it’s obvious that our world is searching for something to fill them with deep joy and peace. Money, material things, achievements, power, addictions, relationships - people resort to many different things to satisfy their souls, but the reality is nothing can substitute the supernatural transformation we experience when we truly find King Jesus.

So whether it’s a host of heavenly angels, a star shining bright or the circumstances of your life, know that there is nothing God can’t use to point you to Him. So, what is God using in your life right now to reveal more of Himself to you? It may not make sense, but follow in faith where God is leading and you are guaranteed to find deep joy and peace.

Pray: God, when I find myself searching for answers in all the wrong things, remind me that You are the only real, lasting answer. You’re the only thing that can fulfill the longings of my heart. When I see others chasing down the wrong things, use me; let me be the scandalous thing that points them back to You. In Jesus’s name, amen.