“And so they left, and on their way they saw the same star they had seen in the East. When they saw it, how happy they were, what joy was theirs!” (Matthew 2:9,10 GNT)
The kings make an arduous journey to find the child Jesus. They are guided by a star. Sometimes, we too need to be guided by others towards Jesus. However, our hearts may not always be receptive to this. But God works in his own time and his timing is perfect. And when we finally see Jesus, our response will be very similar to the kings. “How happy they were, what joy was theirs”. We will experience true joy when we encounter Jesus our Saviour. It will make us realize that all the worldly things we were chasing after to make us ‘happy’ were false and fickle.
Dear LORD, during this Advent and Christmas season, guide us to you and prepare our hearts to receive you. Help us to always come to you again and again even when things get difficult. Help us to realise that true joy lies in you and your love. Amen.