Day 7: Six Miles Short of a Savior

Day 7: Six Miles Short of a Savior

Though the narrative of the Wise Men’s journey contains epic adventure, big-time players, a supernatural cosmic phenomenon, and God in the flesh, one of the most striking parts of the entire account is what doesn’t happen. When a perturbed Herod assembles the Jewish...
Day 6: Respond If You Please

Day 6: Respond If You Please

Growing up, many of us would learn about the wise men, but have we ever considered that we could learn from them? God’s invitation to a human heart requires a response, and the wise men show us how it’s done. They Seek. Throughout our entire text, the wise men seek...
Day 5: A Long Time Coming

Day 5: A Long Time Coming

After their secret conference with Herod, the wise men took his advice and turned toward Bethlehem. Up to this point, one could argue that their getting this far was merely happenstance. Jewish exiles happened to talk about the future promises of their God. These...
Day 4: The Last Leg

Day 4: The Last Leg

A new star. Ancient scrolls. Legends of a rising king handed down through generations of wise men from a revered, transplanted sage. These components got the wise men so far, but not far enough. The capital city seemed like a logical destination to visit a new Hebrew...
The Christmas Quest – Day 3

The Christmas Quest – Day 3

Day 3: I See the Light Long ago, in a land far away, a wealthy, Persian caravan encamps outside Jerusalem. Distinguished, educated men move through the capital city asking about the location of the new king who was announced by an extraterrestrial abnormality. This is...