Day 21 | The Return to the Land
Ezra 1 & Nehemiah 6:15-16
When Jesus was born, a new star appeared in the sky over the place where He was. Some magi (magicians or astrologers) saw the star and followed it to Jerusalem where they approached King Herod and asked where the King of the Jews had been born.
Why do you think Herod was upset by that question? Why did Herod want to know where the child was? Did he really want to worship Him?
No, he did not! He wanted to put Jesus to death so that he could not grow up to be a powerful king. God warned the magi to return to their home by a different path and not go back to Herod. The magi were not looking for the Messiah, exactly, but they saw the star and were curious. We do not know if they believed in Jesus as Savior, but we do know that God used them to protect Jesus!
Memory Verse | Revelation 22:20
Surely I come quickly: Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Thank God that He works in the lives of all people to accomplish His plan.