They Stopped Looking

Every year I think about the wise men who visited Jesus. It is thought they came from different countries but travelled together to follow a significant star and find the one who had been born king of the Jews. They had already travelled hundreds of miles following the star and then something went wrong. They didn’t know where to go next.

Did they stop looking at the star for guidance; it wasn’t switched off, it was still there. Why didn’t they continue looking upwards and continue being led. Their decision to visit Herod had tragic consequences, so many babies killed, so many parents grieving. When we stop looking to God, the results won’t be drastic but we will miss out on His blessings.