After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, in the time of King Herod, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem
[Matt 2:1 NET]
It is not always those nearest to Christ who first see His glory.
He was born among the Jews, but the first homage paid to Him, excepting by the shepherds, was by wise men from far away. We have Christ in our very midst: do we see Him? do we honor Him? We do not understand about the star that guided the wise men. But, whatever it was, it led them to the King they sought.
If only we follow the light we have, we shall not fail to reach the blessing we need. The wise men of Jerusalem could easily tell where the Christ was to be born. Yet not one of them went to Bethlehem to worship the Messiah. It is not enough for us to be able to tell others where to find Christ; we should seek to find Him ourselves. No power can snatch out of God’s hands the feeblest life He is watching over. Herod felt sure of destroying the new–born King, but, before the blow fell, the Holy Child was on His way to Egypt.