The Wise Men and the Star!!
They departed and behold the Star which they had seen in the East went before them….. When they saw the Star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great Joy….. Matthew 2:10
The Star has been the one leading the Wise Men on their Journey from the East. And Stars only becomes Visible by night. So I perceive that when they got to Jerusalem, they could not wait until evening for the Star to appear again so they depended on their common sense. I guess they must have said to one another “Do we still need a Star to lead us? We are already in Jerusalem. If the King of the Jews is to be Born, He must definitely be Born in the Palace!!! Let us therefore go to the Palace, for He must be there!!”… But they were Wrong. We make foolish mistakes at times because we could not wait upon God for directions. We have missed our way most times because we used our common sense instead of Depending on God’s guidance through His Word. God’s word is to lead us to Jesus, but our common Sense will lead us to another Jesus different from the one described in the Bible. Let us therefore wait in patience upon God alone for Directions. Even though it tarries, Wait upon it. God is never too late!!!
Another thing we see is that the Wise Men lost their Joy when they consulted men instead of Depending on God. They became sad when they discovered that those that should have led them to Jesus are even ignorant about His birth. When we consult men instead of God, we meet with discouragement. When we look unto Man for Help we will always be disappointed. Woe unto the Man who leans upon Flesh.
So they departed, they left the Palace so sad. And I perceived they waited patiently until it is evening hoping that the Star will appear again. And behold, the Star appeared!!! Those who wait upon the Lord will never be put to shame. Even though we make mistakes and missed our ways, Yet God never cast us away. Even if as a result of our own foolishness, We consulted Men, God is still eager to show us the way. Even if others will not join us in our search for Jesus, We can be sure that God will never Forsake Us. Those who wait upon God will always have exceedingly great Joy Like these wise men.
So my Dear Friend, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Wait upon the Lord for Directions. Even if others are not interested in seeking after the Lord, don’t be discouraged. If they would not follow You in your journey to Heaven, don’t follow them on their Journey down to Hell. Don’t lose hope even when you make mistakes and lose your way, God is still interested in You if you trace your steps back to Him. And I can guarantee you that Your Life will always be filled with exceedingly great Joy if You allow God to Lead You.
God bless you.
Have a blessed day.
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