The Wisemen the Star and the Fulfillment
Sometime after the birth of Jesus, in the city of Jerusalem, some wisemen arrived
from the East, inquiring about the location of the newborn Messiah.
“Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the East
and have come to worship him.”
– Matthew 2:2
When King Herod heard about these wisemen, he asked the chief priests and scribes where this anointed one was to be born, They informed the King that the prophet had written that he was to come from Bethlehem. The King sent for the wisemen in secret to find out when they had seen this star. He told the wisemen to go to Bethlehem and find this child, and to report back to him that he might come and also worship him. When they went to search for the child, the star they had seen in the East appeared, and led them to a house where it settled above. Inside they
found Mary with Jesus, and they gave gifts and worshiped the child. All these things were brought about for the wisemen because of their faith.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it men of old gained approval…And without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.
– Hebrews 11:1, 2, 6
Just as the wisemen were rewarded for their searching, so is everyone who seeks the truth about God. If one honestly searches the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, they will find that just as the star lead the wisemen to Jesus, so all things in scripture lead to Jesus. It is a book about his coming to the world in search of your love. The one place Jesus wants to be more than anyplace is in your heart. The entire Bible confirms it and so did the life of Jesus.
“These are my words which I spoke to you while I was still with you. That all things which are written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
– Luke 24:44