Wise Men See

Matthew 2:9-11
After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Wise Men See
After months of arduous travel guided by the light from a star, these magi from the east were finally able to look upon the face of the Christ Child. They saw the King of kings and rejoiced.  The search finally over, these men knelt humbly before our Lord to present gifts.  Yet it was not their gifts that are important, but the gift this Child would give.  The Holy Spirit drew these wise men, these gentiles, to Jesus; and in doing so, opened up salvation to all peoples. The greatest gift given that day was not gold, frankincense, or myrrh, but the gift of faith.  These wise men left richer than they could have ever imagined, for they left with eternal life. 
And so it is with you. God has invited you to come and see His Son, to receive His blessings. Our gracious Father wants you to come and see your Savior.  By His grace alone, you can come and see the Messiah, because through faith alone, your eyes have been opened to see what the Scriptures alone testify to: Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Amen.
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