|When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.|
As we said yesterday, the magi were not Jews. They were astrologers who appear "out of nowhere" and were aware of the birth of a new king. Think about it: God led these men to Jesus using skills that were foreign to the Jewish mindset of the time. As the Jewish high priest was oblivious to God in his midst, three pagans were worshipping the Christ. From his birth to his death on the cross, Jesus came to bring the earth to himself. He is doing the same today. How would we respond to the wise men? Are we willing to serve and accept those who are looking for the Christ from different backgrounds?
Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC
What do you think? Discussion at: http://facebook.com/DailyBibleVerse