“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him’” (Matthew 2:1-2, ESV).
Remembering the visit of the wise men, we too are invited to take the way of wisdom and seek the King of Kings. Scripture isn’t specific about when this visit occurred: sometime after the Lord’s advent, but within two years (it would seem). Nor do we know how many wise men came, nor where exactly they came from. The important thing is that these strangers saw the light and came seeking the King in order to honor Him. That is the way of wisdom.
Seek the Lord this year. We are distracted by many things, but what matters in this life is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Devotion is at the center of life’s meaning. The most important habit we can pursue, the most life-changing resolve we can renew, is our worship of the King of Kings, the practices of prayer and Scripture reading that nurture a Godward life. Follow the light; seek the King.