A Long Wait

One of our best loved carols contains the invitation:

Come and worship. Come and worship. Worship Christ, the new-born king!

Can I be bold enough to ask you, now that Christmas Day is past, whether you took a moment to worship Him and to worship God for sending Him to be your Saviour?

In all likelihood, the wise men travelled from Persia, or Babylon, to visit Jesus, a long journey that would have taken four months; however, they carried with them a deep spiritual burden that outweighed the physical demands. How easily do we let difficulties put us off worshipping God?

Who do you worship?

Worship should be about a Person The wise men asked, ‘Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him’, Matthew chapter 2 verse 2.

How do you come to worship?

The wise men travelled with expectancy to meet Jesus. They spoke enthusiastically about what they had seen: ‘We have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him’, Matthew chapter 2 verse 2. It was real to their experience and they could not rest until they had worshipped.

How do you worship?

Firstly, the wise men worshipped with joy, ‘they rejoiced with exceeding great joy’, Matthew chapter 2 verse 10. Secondly, they approached with reverence; they ‘fell down, and worshipped Him’, Mathew chapter 2 verse 11. Thirdly, they came with their treasures: ‘and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh’, Matthew chapter 2 verse 11. Their hearts were prepared for worship before they set out.

What do you do after you have worshipped?

The wise men ‘departed into their own country another way’, Matthew chapter 2 verse 12. True worship will always ‘take you home another way’, spiritually speaking, from the way you came. It ought to have an impact on how we live afterwards,

Are you a worshipper? Have you overcome the many difficulties to find Christ? We encourage to seek the Lord while He may be found. Read the Bible for yourself, we will gladly send you a copy.