When the Magi returned home – much to everybody’s surprise – they were probably ridiculed. After all, what did they find in Herod’s land? A child and his mother? Was that their big discovery? Were there no children and mothers in their own country? How crazy can you get?
Nonetheless, to a person with the eyes of faith, the Magi had discovered an immense secret. They found not only the secret of the star, but the secret of the whole universe – the secret of God’s incredible love for His people. For the child they found was no ordinary child but the very Son of God became man.
And what they brought back from their adventure was not material wealth, or art treasures or scientific technology, but the light, joy and peace that only God can give.
Prayer: On this day, Lord God, by a guding star You revealed Your Only-begotten Son to all the peoples of the world. Lead us from the faith by which we know You now to the vision of Your glory, face to face. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 7 January 2018
A Christian Pilgrim