They Bowed Down and Worshiped the Child

They Bowed Down and Worshiped the Child

9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. Matthew 2:9-12

After finding the Christ child, these men bowed down and worshiped the boy. That was their first act upon seeing Him. Then they presented Him with riches and spices. That’s all we know about them before and after this event. We don’t know for certain whether they were of royalty or just wise men. They didn’t want to be known, otherwise they would have broadcast to the world who they were and what they were doing. No, they were merely a band of men (with their entourage) and they wanted to see and worship the child.

Yes, the phrase “Wise men still seek him” is still appropriate for our times.

Wise men, women, and children who do not care for fame or fortune. They just want to be in His presence. It’s certainly not a bad way to live.

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