saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Matthew 2:2 ESV
Do you look for signs? God gives us signs all the time. But He gave some very specific signs to announce the birth of His Son.
The Magi, wise men saw something spectacular enough to travel a long distance to worship this new King that was going to be born.
This wasn’t a small deal. As the signs in the sky played out, they realized that this was huge. For more see The Bethlehem Star.
For us, the story of the wise men is part of the Christmas story. But it also says something else.
God uses signs to get our attention. Sometimes these signs are huge and in your face and other times they are small and you need to be paying close attention.
But God speaks through signs. He reveals Himself and His character this way too. Think about the Passover Lamb and how Jews celebrated that for many years and how the death and resurrection of Jesus all played out. It’s all right there!
God shows us that He is in control and that He is there all the time!
Are you in a crisis of belief? Is your faith faltering?
Could it be that you are just not looking at the signs?
Father, thank You that You are hands on when it comes to revealing Yourself. Help me to pay attention to what You are doing in my life so I don’t miss one single thing!