Matthew 2:1-2, NIV: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

When the star appeared, the wise men began their journey. We do not know the details of their journey. So very little is said about what compelled them to seek the “King of the Jews,” whose star they had seen in the east. They had journeyed, following the star, for about two years, and they had “come to worship him.” Jesus was a “young child” when they arrived; He was no longer a “babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” When they had come to Him, they brought Him gifts--gifts for a King. There are a few more details mentioned. But so many that are not. What was their journey like? Consider our journey as Christ leads us. Our journey is filled with trials and triumphs. As the cares of life press in, we sometimes lose sight of Jesus, getting discouraged, and confused. But just as it was for the wise men, so it is for us: no matter how difficult, or dark the path seems, the star still shines. Christ Jesus, God’s compass, still shows the way.