Isaiah 9 (For to Us a Child is Born)
by Chris Nikkel
“I am restless, I run like the ocean to find your shore, I’m looking for you” ~ From the song “Restless” by Switchfoot.
I can only picture what the journey to see the newborn Jesus must have been like. It was long and tiring. They had obviously been actually awaiting this event and were committed to making the journey to see the newborn King.
The thing that is most amazing is what happens when they arrive. We see in Matthew 2:11, “And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” They worshipped. All that they had journeyed to see did not disappoint upon their arrival. So much so that they “fell down and worshipped him”. It speaks to the truth that perspective is critical. If you think about it, one’s perspective of Christ and his birth should be both telling and defining.
To the wisemen on that day we see they saw a baby as the Messiah and gave him worship, honor, and praise. Advent is all about Jesus. May we look to the Savior. May we fall down and worship Jesus.