It never fails that during the holidays’ something I used daily gets misplaced, and I can’t find it. Maybe it is all the new stuff that is in the house. I don’t know. I will rifle through the house, and my wife will inevitably ask me, “What are you searching for?” I wish I searched for Jesus like I do for something like my keys. In the new year, I want my hunger for Him to supersede everything else in my life.
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, 2 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.” 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Wise men, led by a star in the sky, came from the far east to worship the newborn king. They stopped in Jerusalem and inquired of the religious leaders. They were clueless about what had happened. Herod was threatened that distinguished men would travel so far to worship a child. Getting no answers, they followed the star again to Bethlehem, and when they found the child they were overwhelmed with joy and fell down in worship
What Are You Searching For?
What are you searching for? Are you seeking the savior of the world? These wise men went to great expense and sacrifice to find Jesus. As the new year comes upon us, I want to challenge you to seek Jesus over everything else in your life. Let your daily devotions and church involvement take precedence over every other priority. You will never regret it, and the fruit you will see in your life will impact every other area.