Are you following the TRUTH?..
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. Gospel of Matthew 2:2
This Scriptural account is for all seasons, not just Christmas.
The wise men came to worship JESUS, The SAVIOUR! ( ..and thou shalt call HIS name JESUS: for HE shall save HIS people from their sins. Matthew 1:21)
(For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, which is CHRIST the LORD. Luke 2:11)
The Wise Men came from the East, from the area of ancient Babylon and the lands there it seems from history. This is the place where Daniel had been Chief of Governors over all the wise men of Babylon. Remember Daniel and the Lions Den? This is that Daniel.
( Then the King made Daniel a great man, and gave him many gifts, and made him ruler over the whole Province of Babylon, and Chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. (The Book of Daniel chapter 2:46)
The Wise men no doubt knew about the prophecies of Daniel 9:24,25 that sixty-nine weeks of years, in which one week equalled seven years, a total of 483 years would go by from the command to restore Jerusalem after the captivity to the coming of the Messiah the Prince.
These men from Daniel's day through the years believed in and had worship in their hearts for the true GOD. They looked for the Saviour's coming. They had seen HIS Star in the East. The Star did not lead them to Jerusalem where they expected the King to be. The appearance of the STAR was a confirmation as they had followed what they knew from the prophet Daniel. When they arrived at Jerusalem they learned from the Book of Micah 5:2 that the Saviour would be born in Bethlehem. The Star shone bright in the sky and led them to where JESUS was.
When they saw the Star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary HIS mother, and fell down, and worshiped HIM: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto HIM gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11
The gifts of the wise men showed their faith. The GOLD they brought was their tribute to CHRIST, their KING! The FRANKENCENSE was to show their faith with Praise and Prayer to CHRIST as GOD. The MYRRH which was used often for the embalming of the dead, showed their understanding that JESUS, their SAVIOUR would die. They foresaw HIS coming Kingdom, HIS saving mankind by HIS death for their sins.
Isaiah 7:14 says: Therefore the LORD shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, And shall call HIS name Immanuel.
JESUS is coming again. HE will establish HIS Kingdom on this earth for 1,000 years. See my Peace on Earth page.
CHRIST has come, The CHRIST has died, THE CHRIST, JESUS has RISEN! HE will come again. Seek HIM TODAY! Yes, Wise men still seek HIM! YOU need HIM!