"Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him."
I read this today, and it stirred some thoughts. When the Magi saw this star and knew what it was, they knew immediately what they would do, they would worship the new born Messiah. I can picture them having just arrived, being there in His presence and whole heartedly wanting purely just to worship Him. And that's when I began thinking more about Christmas time and this season, and how I want to emulate that fervor, and go & just purely worship Him. It seems so good and right, and being a Christian, with the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of me, I think we are naturally inclined to want that as followers of Christ. But while I can imagine what that must have been & looked like to be there in person, confronted physically with the object of worship, it's always been a little bit harder for me to wrap my head around the concept of worship for us here and now. I know I can sing songs of praise and worship, I can pray and worship verbally that way, I can kneel, or bow while doing it, I can Worship Him by doing my best to represent Him well, by following His Word, doing His will and obeying Him, which is also to Love him. But I do wish that I could be like those magi and more literally go and just Worship at His side. I Love my Lord, Jesus, my King and Saviour...and as the Holiday of His birth draws near, like the Magi spotting His star that rose, I too wish to Go and Worship Him.
 "...[the Magi] went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.  On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." -Matthew 2:9-11
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which originally inspired this post today.