Matthew 2:1-2 – Lights of the World

Matthew 2:1-2
1
 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

-The wise men had a very important mission, they needed to get to Jesus.  The wise men also had a very big problem, they had no idea where to find Jesus.  Thankfully God, in His divine providence, put a bright star in the sky to guide them.  Where would the wise men have ended up without the star?  What would have happened to them if that star had decided not to shine so brightly that particular night?  In this life there are many people on a mission to find Jesus; even though many of them don’t even realize it.  Thankfully God, in His divine providence, puts His followers in their way to guide them.  What happens to those who are searching if God’s people decide not to shine so brightly on a particular day?  Don’t concern yourself with the answer to that question; instead, concern yourself with making sure that question never gets answered.  “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

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