Advent Reading for Friday, December 21 - Matthew 2:11
I love the visual I get when I think of the magi arriving at the house where Mary and Joseph were staying with Jesus. Their first reaction was to bow down and worship him.
They made their intentions clear when they asked (as recorded in vs. 2), "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."
These men traveled a great distance to worship the Messiah and to present him with gifts.
Do I have this kind of heart? Am I willing to sacrifice in order to worship the Messiah?