“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Mt 2:2).
The sign of His coming was evident among the shepherds and the Magi. There was an atmosphere of excitement and intrigue among them because what had been long anticipated had finally arrived. The birth of a new hope for all of Israel was indicated by His star shining in the night. This was not just any star, but a new star. It was special and shone brighter than any other. The signal from heaven prompted a deeper and more intense degree of worship. When Jesus is among His people, it is their responsibility to seek Him out. None are to remain where they were, but to follow the sign. In that direction they will find a living hope pointing towards the future of many generations to come. The Word made flesh dwelling among us is our only hope. It cannot be found in the dark solemn halls of institutions of learning. Nor is it available among the historical chambers of politicians. It is in the place of worship where Jesus is seen, heard, and experienced. The question that should be upon all lips this Christmas is, “Where is He?”, so that earnest seekers will seek Him out. He will make Himself known among those who seek Him with all of their hearts.