The Wisemen and the Star
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 the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we 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 the child. 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.
The wisemen were blessed because of their search and faith.