And when they saw the star, they were so ecstatic that they shouted and celebrated with unrestrained joy. When they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, they were overcome. Falling to the ground at his feet they worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure boxes full of gifts and presented him with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11
What a beautiful culmination of a two year journey! The true story of wise men seeking God and resulting in unrestrained joy. Imagine what it was like that first day they saw the star. Revelation! Excitement! Decision. Imagine what the neighbors must have thought: “You’re doing what? You’re going where? How long will you be gone? And for what…a baby?” But still they went, not knowing their exact destination, but committed to the pursuit. Then to find Him. In the natural, merely a child in a house, yet He was indeed everything their hearts desired and gladly they gave their gifts and bowed down, solely for the privilege to worship Him.
When you said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to you, “Your face Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8
God’s heart so longs for us to seek Him today. Seeking to find God is the greatest adventure we will ever know.. To alter our lives and change our course in one fixed direction, to seek Him and find Him, to discover Him in odd places and worship Him there; there can be nothing more valuable than this.
For the wise men, the revelation came first because they were looking. Then came the decision to follow and explore. Likely, they did not travel alone. Our own journeys are filled with curiosities to investigate led by the Holy Spirit. As we do, each one leads us to a greater understanding of knowing Him. Likewise, as we pursue Jesus, those with us: our families, our children, our friends and neighbors, will in turn experience the invitation and wonder of seeing His face.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
If there is one thing we do this year, let it be that we seek Him.