No matter how you choose to celebrate Christ this season, let the Messiah–not the mayhem–reign in your quiet Christ-focused heart.
Read: Matthew 2:1—2
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Reflect: We know little about these magi (wise men). While they came bearing three gifts, that doesn’t mean there were only three magi. We can gather from their title that these men were likely astrologers—or a group of scholars who studied the stars. But regardless of their origination, there’s one thing we can be certain of: they sought the King. Their desire was to follow the light God provided them and not miss out on worshiping at the feet of Jesus.
Respond: Great King, help me not to miss out at worshiping at Your feet. Not only in this spirited season, but throughout each day. I want to intentionally follow Your Light and seek You with my whole heart.
Tot Time: Discuss how there could’ve been more than three wise men (unlike what we see in modern nativity scenes). The wise men desired to worship (which means to “ascribe worth to something”) the King. Ask the tots, “What are ways we can worship God?”