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Where is He?

Matthew 2:1-2

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of king Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.

Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. The temple was located there, as well as the king. A city of great importance for the region, it flourished economically as the seat of the Jewish religion. Surely, the great King of the Jews would be known there. The wise men went to the most logical place on earth to find this great King who was so important and impressive that a star even rose in His honor. Wise men who did not know the God of Israel came to worship his Son. Yet, He could not be found in Jerusalem. They had no idea where He was, and the King feared and hated Him. 

If unbelieving wise men came into our churches today, would they find Jesus? Would they find us as clueless and antagonistic as the people and leaders of Jerusalem? Would they find us concerned only with our rituals and traditions and even unaware that Someone great had just come into the midst?  Would they find us with the same yearning desire to worship our true King as the wise men of Jesus’s day? Whether or not we realize it, the whole world is actually searching for Jesus. Are we able to properly direct them?

Where is Jesus in your life today? Are you properly worshiping Him as the great King He is, or are you busy handling your own affairs, too engaged to notice? Don’t miss the greatness in your midst. Set everything else aside this season, and worship the Son of God in all His majesty. He is the very reason we celebrate, yet we often lose him in the hustle and bustle that takes priority over His greatness. You are a child of the living God – the one true King – and everything you do should be an indicator that directs unbelievers to Christ. Just as the King of the Jews should have been known in Jerusalem, Christ should be known in Christians. 

Have a blessed day!

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