Pocket Sized Thoughts – Christmas – Part 13

They fell down and worshipped Him.” (Matthew 2:11)

These wise men had had a long journey. They had crossed mountains and deserts, experienced heat and cold, thirst and hunger, yet nothing deterred them from their quest. In Jerusalem, they enquired of Herod the king, but received mixed help. It was the star, the light sent by God, which led them to the exact spot. There, in Bethlehem, it was not a king in pomp and ceremony they found, but an infant child with His mother, surrounded by poverty. Far from being put off by such humble conditions, without hesitation, they bowed and worshipped the child-King, Jesus. Think of it – mature men bowing before an infant child. There was no room for any kind of pride. They recognised who He was and their instant response was to worship and yield. What do we expect of Christ? Some sort of ‘superman’ who will give us whatever we ask for? Remember, He deliberately made Himself of no reputation (Philippians 2:7). Blessed are they who are not offended as such an ‘unlikely’ king. More blessed are they who truly recognise Him even in His humble, servant state and bow before Him.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you for all that you are; Your love and humility cause to me to yield and bow even more.”