“We three kings of Orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar, field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star”
Christmas has come to an end today as we celebrate the Epiphany. The gospel reading from St. Matthew recalls the journey of the Magi as they follow a star that leads them to Bethlehem and the Christ child.
Though there is no official recording the Magi were hoping to find him in a palace. Yet, these three wise men found him lying in a manger in the City of David. The moment they recognized him they knelt in his presence and gave him the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. After they paid him homage, the magi went a different as they were warned of what King Herod intended to do upon his discovery.
While reflecting on this passage, I can’t help but think that we are like them in a sense. Like the Magi, we are seeking God on our earthly journey. We seek him in everything we do, and the people we encounter, and for him to satisfy our hungry hearts. Sadly, we are finding it in the wrong places from the prosperity gospel, the woke agenda, and our dependence on our government.
If we wish to be like them, we must go on a journey to heaven. We will have bumps on the road, yet God continues to show us the way.
Today, let us embark on this journey to meet Christ the Lord.