When I think of the Magi, I am filled with wonder. They had a lot of confidence and had studied a long time to leave their homes and take off on a journey to a destination they were not quite sure of. These people, seems like there may have been quite an entourage, felt that the birth of a new king was important enough to make such a trip. And, all they had for a map was a star. Oh, I can't wait to talk to some of the people from this group when I get to heaven! They must have some great travel stories!
This summer when friends were visiting from Japan, we stopped out in the middle of a corn field on a clear, moonless night. The night sky was amazing! I am awestruck that in the midst of all of that, these people could recognize a new star and knew its meaning. I am Wonderstruck that God made such an amazing universe and that even at night we can see His handiwork.