BRIGHTEST OF STARS: LEADS TO YOUR DESTINY
By Rev. Dr. Teresa Allissa Citro
Founder and President of Thread of Hope, Inc.
"When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh."
Mathew 2: 10-12
The story of the magi visiting baby Jesus holds many wonderful truths that can’t be ignored. First, the magi were not ordinary men. They were distinguished foreigners, learned men, and not just from one country or place. The magi were known among the Persians as philosophers and priests.
The first place they went, when arriving to Jerusalem, was to the palace. They went straight to the King Herod. They had one question, “Where can we find the new born King of the Jews?” Right here, you know they had to have been important men. They had an audience with King Herod himself. I don’t think King Herod would have met with just ordinary men. Further more, that he would believe what they had to say. So much so, he would commit such a hideous crime, ordering every single male child from 2 years and under to be killed, all for fear of his crown. No doubt they had to have been men of power.
You can understand why I can’t help but ask the questions. “What and why would several distinguished, well educated, and prominent men travel approximately two years to find a child and then bow and kneel before him and worship him?”
God does nothing without purpose. First, Jesus was recognized by those who were seeking Him. You see, that was not a spontaneous visit. Those men had been watching, looking out, and observing for a while for the birth of the God child. Watch this, very important. They were on guard and on alert for His birth. I wonder how many years they were on that “Watchtower” looking for that star to appear in the sky?