A long search
'When the wise men saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy' (Matthew 2. 10)
What a very long journey those wise men must have made to visit Jesus! Although in our nativity plays they appear quickly after the shepherds, probably the Magi came along quite a while later. Herod, after all, ordered that all the baby boys under the age of two should be killed in order to ensure that the new King should not be a threat to him.
The wise men were filled with joy and wonder at finding Jesus. They had reached the end of a long, long journey, and had finally found what they were looking for!
Have you found what you are looking for in life?
Might Jesus be offering you joy and rest after a long search?