“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was” (Matthew 2:9).
“Do you know what I heard?” “I just learned a secret, want to know what it is?” There’s something about each of us that likes to be in the know, to not be in the dark, to know what’s going on.
Well, about 2,000 years ago there was a secret in the world: the Savior had just been born! And God was revealing that secret and making it known to the world. He made it known to Gentile Magi who lived hundreds of miles from Bethlehem by using a star. But through the Magi God also revealed the secret to King Herod, to the religious officials and to all the people in Jerusalem who heard about the Magi: the Christ was born in Bethlehem!
But when it came to going to Bethlehem and worshiping the newborn Savior…it seems that only the Magi went!!! What?? They knew the truth, others rejected it. Today God’s still revealing that same secret to the world: the One born to save us has come! He reveals that secret through His Word, but unfortunately many turn away from it, don’t hear it. Many, but not you!
You know the secret! You know God’s Word is what God uses to lead you again and again to your Savior. You know that God’s Word is where God gives you strength for life, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and the words of eternal life! What grace! God has revealed His secret to you! And God continues to reveal it to the world!
Rejoicing to know my Savior, just like you,