A silent, brilliant beacon of hope pulses in the sky.
A King has come.
And His star draws wise men.
They simply can’t sit in their Persian palaces. They must get up and go. Gather their servants and horses and travel 1,000 miles.
It looks reckless. Extreme. Foolish.
Paul said, “We are fools for Christ.” 1 Corinthians 4:10
But the worship of the wise men was deliberate and planned.
They studied the prophecy , and they studied the star.
They chose their response.
They planned. They packed.
They traveled days. Maybe months.
They stuck to their plan.
Their worship was costly.
Such a journey required extravagant time and money.
But the human heart is made to love Him.
When we land on Jesus, our hearts thrill. “Finally. This is It. This is Who I’m made for.”
And we long to worship.
Not just superficially. Deeply. Calling up the best and most valuable.
In the tradition of King David who wanted to build an altar of worship on Araunah’s threshing floor. Araunah wanted to give his threshing floor for the altar.
But David wouldn’t budge.
“I will not give to the Lord that which costs me nothing.”
Oh to be a fool for Christ! The exhilarating freedom of living for an audience of One.
1,000 long, costly miles.
They worshiped Him.
Face to face.
Their knees and hearts bending in awe.
And they turned around and went home.