Matthew 2:2 ” Magi from the East came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the One Who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the East and have come to worship Him.’ “

The wise men came from great learning, wealth, and status. They had carefully followed the patterns of the stars, (Magi coming from the word for Astrologers) when suddenly a new and brilliant star appeared in the night sky. Familiar with ancient prophecies about the coming Messiah such as, “I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel.” (Numbers 24:17) or “The days are coming declares the Lord when I will raise up a King Who will reign wisely.” (Jeremiah 23:5) they immediately left to find this Promised One. These wise men were journeying from a great distance to a foreign land… traveling with serious intention to pay homage to the Messiah, but what they were really doing was searching for hope… the long expected promise of Emanuel- God with us. Today, you too can look to the Lord for hope…”a hope that is like an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19)

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