(Matthew 2:11) “On coming to the house, they (the Magi) saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.”

For what reason is it so important that the Magi came to visit Jesus?

The reason we make such a big deal out of the visit of the Magi is that it proved that this baby who was born of a virgin and placed in a manger was not just for the Jews but He was for all people!  God led these foreign men, to a foreign place by His star so that they could see this Savior which had been given to them.  This child of Mary’s was not to be kept a secret but was to be made known to the world!

And so why are we overjoyed to see the Magi go to visit the child Jesus? Because it proves to you and me that Jesus came for you and me also.  This baby in the manger is to be made known to Americans, Germans, Africans, Russians, etc.  We are overjoyed because as the Lord made known Jesus to the Magi by a star, He has made him known to us through the waters of Baptism and His Word.

And just like the Magi, when they saw Jesus bowed down and worshiped Him, so we too come to worship that new born child for all that He has done for us for He is the Savior of the world given to you and me!

Thankful that the Lord led the Magi to Jesus, just like He has led you and me to Him,

Pastor Schumann