Day 19

After Jesus was born, some wise men heard that a King had been born. They wanted to find the King so that they could worship and honour him. As you know, the wise men did not have a map or a sat nav to guide them to Bethlehem, they had something even better. God gave them a star to guide them. When they found Jesus they gave him gifts and bowed down and worshipped him. Of course we do not know the exact nature of the star. Many theories have been put forward from scientists much more clever than me. The important bit to remember is that the wise men came a long way and were persistent in their desire to find the new king.

Wise men today are still seeking Jesus. We don’t look for him in Bethlehem, because he is no longer there. He is on his throne in heaven. We don’t need a map to help us find him — we don’t even need a star to help us find him. We can find our way to Jesus by reading God’s Holy Word! The Bible is our map and our star that leads us to Jesus.

‘Dear Lord Jesus, we seek you today because we want to worship you and crown you as our King. We are thankful for the Bible which we have been given to lead us to you. Amen’

Mary and Joseph have travelled back from Upton and are visiting Beacon Close.

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