“And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him...” (Matthew 2:11a).
“And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
December 18, 2020
Are you seeking Jesus? Is that the burning ambition of your life? You say, “Well, I come to church.” I’m not talking about that. Think about these men from the east. Do you know where “the east” was? They were from Babylon—300 miles across the Syrian desert! Think of the distance and difficulty.
Christmas cards picture them coming on camels. I don’t know how they came, but I know how they didn’t come: by plane, bus, car, or motorcycle. I know where they didn’t stay: at the Holiday Inn.
And they came in spite of the danger. It was the time of King Herod, insane with jealousy and rage, who had his own wife and three sons murdered. These men, in the face of that danger, said, “We have come to seek Jesus Christ.” Wise men will seek Him in spite of the danger.
Wise men who seek Him will see Him. When they came into the house, they fell down and worshiped Him.
It’s worth seeking Him because when you seek Him, you will see Him. “And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). They searched for Him, found Him, and saw Him.
Do you have a desire to know Him? To love Him? To serve Him? Is something drawing you to God? What is drawing you is Someone—the Holy Spirit. Thank God for the ministry of the Holy Spirit!