Wise men in the eastern regions searched the sky and saw a star.
Thus began a tale of seekers told today both near and far.
See the seekers as they travelled, leaving comforts all behind.
Mindless of the journey’s perils, they set out the King to find.
In their quest they came to Herod, hoping for some knowledge new.
Herod, learning of their vision, soon became a seeker too!
He, in turn, asked priests and elders what the Holy Scriptures said,
So they joined the list of seekers, as the prophets’ words they read.
Here begins the story’s moral, sweetly simple, yet profound:
In three different earnest seekers, three diverse results are found.
How the priests and elders studied, so determined to excel!
Simply for the sake of knowledge, they must know the Scriptures well.
Truth about the Savior’s coming, found by them within the scroll,
Left them rich in pride and knowledge, yet impoverished in soul!
Herod heard the truth of Scripture, but his goal was men’s acclaim.
So a wicked plan he authored to preserve his rank and fame.
What about the eastern travelers? Would some miracle unfold?
Would the wondrous star direct them to the King, as was foretold?
To a helpless child it led them--nothing regal, nothing fine—
Yet by faith they knew and loved Him, worshipped Him as Christ Divine!
Let each seeker, then, take courage! God’s sweet promises abound—
If with all our hearts we seek Him, Christ the Savior will be found!
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests, and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.