Read the context around these key verses when possible!
God had promised that the nations would see His light and be drawn to Him. So on the night of Jesus’ birth, God put His light in the sky. True to God’s promise, wise men from the nations, who studied the stars, saw the light and came looking for the King.
Who were these men? Where were they from? The Bible does not clearly tell us who they were. The Bible only tells us they were from the East, and it took them a long time to get to Jesus. The point is not the names of the wise men, or the number of wise men, or the origin stories of the wise men.
The point of the story is that men from the nations traveled seeking the light. When they finally found Him, they did the only reasonable thing. They fell down before the King of Kings. They offered gifts to the Lord of Lords. They were humbled before the promised Shoot of Jesse. The were overjoyed to see the Light. They worshiped the Alpha and the Omega.
They simply “fell down and worshiped him.”
This Christmas season, are you exceedingly joyful to see the Light? Let us glorify the Lord! Let us worship Him!
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
From Hosanna, Loud Hosannas – Student Hymnal
- Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come #19
- What Child is This? #20
- As with Gladness Men of Old #21
The following are available on Right Now Media:
The Christmas Gift and the Star – From Owlegories, vol. 4
What are things that distract us from Jesus this time of the year? What are ways we can fall down and worship Him?
Neighbors & Nations
We are blessed to be a blessing. Whether near or far, God’s heart is to make His name known so people from every nation will worship Him.
What can our family do today to make God’s name known?
Ideas for December 21
- Invite friends and neighbors to your church’s Christmas Eve service.
- Remind other Christians of the worth of Jesus when they are tempted to be distracted by activities this season.
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