In Matthew 2:2 the question is asked:
Where is the king born, for we have seen his star and we have come to worship?
I believe Black Friday has now gone for another year so I have some relief from being constantly bombarded with emails telling me to search their stores for bargains.
Now as Christmas approaches more of the same. I will this year more than ever be searching the Internet for presents. I love to go to John Lewis and the Apple shop in particular but in these different times, it is difficult to predict if they are going to be open or if I am able to go in without booking a time slot.
As time draws near it gets more hectic for food and presents searching for that last-minute bargain. So let me ask have you ever stopped to do a search on the real meaning of Christmas.
Thousands of years ago men did just that. They searched for a baby who they believed was to be of great importance. They were right and I believe we need to do the same.
They made a real effort to find Christ. These men looked upon it as their chief business to find Christ and pursued their search to the end.
Do you see knowledge wasn’t enough?
- Biblical knowledge wasn’t enough,
- Astronomical knowledge couldn’t satisfy.
It wasn’t enough for them to know about it, or to know about Him. I’m sure, very sure, that when they saw that star they were thrilled, they were excited and then when their mind rationally worked out that that star spoke of the fulfilment of Biblical prophecies, they were so enthused and excited and overwhelmed! But that wasn’t enough. These wise men wanted, yes, needed to go further. They had to come to where He was. They had to see Him, and they couldn’t stay out of His presence any longer!
Which begs the question how many times do we spend searching for that unique presence?
Rick Warren put it this way.
Every morning I ask the Lord to let me know Him a little better and to love Him a little more. If at the end of the day I have achieved that then the day has been a success.Rick Warren
So let us end by asking ourselves the same question. What is enough for you? Casual observance? Little interest? Too busy searching for the goodies? What will it be for you this year to search for the meaning of Christmas?
When you come looking for me, you’ll find me.
“Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God’s Decree.Jeremiah 29:13-14 The Message
Stay safe and Blessed