I Know I Couldn’t Ignore the Savior
A Star Pointed to Him
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:3-8
Key Verse: 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.”
It is not so common in our lifetime that people would look to the stars for guidance. There was a time when sailors and travelers were dependent on the stars to guide them. It was the stars’ consistency that made them a reliable guide when the human eye struggled to find a way in darkness.
Ever since we were children we listened and read the story of the Magi—wise men from the east. These men were “professional” star gazers. They had read everything available, which included the Old Testament scriptures that spoke of the stars. When God sent Jesus to be born of the Virgin Mary, a star appeared over the place of His birth. The Magi didn’t miss that. A new star appeared; of course, they had noticed. After studying this new star, they concluded it was pointing them to the Messiah.
This star caused a great ruckus in Jerusalem and deep jealousy with King Herod. Everybody was talking, the streets were buzzing with the appearance of the star. God had just given the world the greatest gift that would ever be given and He wasn’t about to be ignored! Some would seek to truly worship; others would seek out of curiosity; still others would seek out of evil jealousy, but none could simply ignore the coming of the Savior.
If you have friends or loved ones trying to ignore Him, relax. It’s not possible for long.
Father, I pray that you will intersect the lives of my lost family and friends to remind them they need a Savior. In Jesus Name, amen.