Wise Men Still Seek Him

Theme: As the wise men from the East sought the Christ child, wise men today still seek the Savior. - Epiphany of the Lord
Object: A map
Scripture:

When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. Matthew 2:9

If I were going to go to visit someone in another town or city, I might first ask someone who knew how to get there to give me some directions. They could give me some general directions and tell me what roads they would recommend that I take. The next thing I would do would be to look it up on a map. The map would show me exactly how to get there. As I traveled, I would keep looking at the map so that I would know exactly where I was and where I was going. If I followed the directions that I had received and used the map to guide me, I would surely find my way.

After Jesus was born, some wise men heard that a King had been born. They wanted to find the King so that they could worship and honor him. They went to Jerusalem and asked some priests there if they knew where to find the King. The priests knew where Jesus was to be born, because they had been told by the prophet Micah, so they told the wise men that they would find the new King in Bethlehem. As you know, the wise men did not have a map to guide them to Bethlehem, but they had something even better. God gave them a star to guide them. So the wise men followed the directions that the priests had given them and followed the star that God gave them and it led them right to Jesus. When they found him, they gave him gifts and bowed down and worshiped him.

Wise men today are still seeking for Jesus. We don't look for him in Bethlehem, because he is no longer there. He is on his throne in heaven. We don't need a map to help us find him -- we don't even need a star to help us find him. We can find our way to Jesus by reading God's Holy Word! The Bible is our map and our star that leads us to Jesus.

Dear Lord Jesus, we seek you today because we want to worship you and crown you as our King. We are thankful for the Bible which we have been given to lead us to you. Amen.

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