A Reason to Worship

A Reason to Worship

Christmas Wise Men Star

‘…They saw the young child…and fell down, and worshipped Him…’ (Matthew 2:11 NKJV) Heaven above was filled with the songs of angels for a child born in the humblest of settings. The rich and noble were led by a star to find Him. His birth was contrary to the laws of life. His life was utterly incomparable. He acquired no possessions yet He fed thousands. He spoke words, the like of which had never been heard before. He issued a command that calmed a storm. He walked on the sea. He opened blind eyes, revived lifeless bodies, restored outcasts. His crucifixion was the crime of crimes and yet, from God’s perspective, it was the only price for the redemption of mankind’s sin. Those who crucified Him did not tremble – they mocked Him. But then, the earth shook under them. Sin never touched Him. He was not subject to corruption, so while bearing our sin. He gave death permission to take Him. But death could not hold Him. His resurrection was miraculous. For just over three years He preached the gospel. He wrote no book, He built no earthly empire, had no headquarters, yet two thousand years later He is the central figure of human history, the perpetual theme of all preaching, the pivot around which the ages revolve, and the only redeemer of the human race. Each day, and again at this season of celebration and gift-giving, we join with those who…’fell down and worshipped Him….’

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