Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked,
“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?
The Magi traveled a great distance to find the King of the Jews and worship Him. They brought gifts fitting for a king; gold, incense and myrrh. The Bible does not tell us much about these mysterious Magi, but we do know one thing, they sought out the king and when they found Him they were overjoyed. They bowed down and worshiped Christ the King of the Jews. Isn’t that a beautiful picture of a believer’s journey? God puts in our hearts a desire for Him. We seek Him, and when we find Him we are filled with joy, for at last we have found the only King who can satisfy our souls.
What gifts can we bring to the King of the Jews? It seems so often we are seeking what we can get, not what we can give, yet we all have gifts to give Him. As we love and serve others, even the least of these we are serving Him. Let’s honor the King with our words of thanksgiving and deeds of kindness this Christmas sesaon.
This devotional is an excerpt from Pursing God in the Quiet Places