What Can We Learn from The Wise Men?

By

Rev. Richard Fisher

 

           The question has been posed:  What would have happened if there had been Three Wise Women instead of Three Wise Men?   The answer: They would have asked directions immediately upon commencing their trip, which would have allowed them to arrive on time; they would have helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole and brought cute little outfits that baby Jesus could have worn on his trip home.

 

          However, wise men came to see the Christ child.  While we think of these men as part of the Christmas story, they were not present on that first Christmas.  They didn’t arrive on the scene till well over a year later.

 

          Another question is:  What Can We Learn from The Wise Men?

 

          Matthew 2:1,2  "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’”

 

          They were wise to seek to worship Christ.  I was looking at some holiday items last week and I noticed no mention of Christ, Jesus or even Christmas.  Now I know there are still items that refer to the birth of Christ but it seems to me that the popular idea today is to take Christ out of this season.

 

          These wise men could have traveled 1000 miles.  They were determined in their search of the Christ child.  In our busy times, it can be difficult to find time to worship our Lord but the real joy of Christmas is found in the presence of Jesus.

 

          Now the most important question you will ever have.  Have your found Christ today?  You may not have a star to lead you but God has given you His Word.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”.