After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2
If the shepherds were in the right place at the right time, the Wise Men came to seek Jesus in a different way. They were on a long, arduous journey – some scholars estimate that Jesus may have been a toddler by the time they arrived.
This was no spur-of-the-moment thing. And we have to be intentional about seeking the Christ Child too.
Our society isn’t built with Him in mind. It isn’t always easy in the modern age to put Him as our top.priority, but do it we must. We must make time, especially at this most sacred season, to stop, pray, and listen for His voice. He must be our goal.
Otherwise, those scholars were just on an extended vacation, and our Christmas (and the rest of our year) will have been an exercise in futility.
The old saying goes, “Wise men still seek him,” and it is true. We must seek Him – intentionally, purposefully, and wholeheartedly.