Accepting Jesus as the Messiah and worshiping him as my savior does not just happen! Obviously the Magi observed some strange astronomical phenomenon in the form of the star, and instead of keeping quite decided to act accordingly. They followed the star and came a long distance inquiring about the whereabouts of the new-born “King of the Jews” till they found the child. They made an effort and obviously it cost them in various ways. They did not count the cost, because the find was far greater than the cost. Do we join the Magi in worshiping the God, the King of the universe?
The Prophet Isaiah, 60:1-6, sees Jerusalem shining like the sun. As the dawn dispels darkness, so the glory of the Lord will shine for all the world to see. The Christian tradition reinterprets this passage seeing Christ as the light that dispels the darkness. Jesus is the one to whom the nations come for salvation. It is not localized, it is not territorial, and it is universal and personal.
As Psalm 72 proclaims, his will be the kingship in which all nations come to adore, in which God’s justice will reign, in which the poor and lowly will be lifted out of the abyss of meaninglessness, and restored to their place as beloved children.
St. Paul gives his testimony that Christ has commissioned him to be the Apostle of the Gentiles. The Gentiles are to be full participants in Christ along with the Jews. There is no distinction of nations and races in Christ, all are members of the same body.
Come let us join the Jews, the Gentiles, the wise men and all people and worship and glorify our Lord and Savior. For His is the kingdom, the power and the glory, now and forever.
GOD HAS TWO DWELLINGS, ONE IN HEAVEN, BECAUSE HE WAITS FOR US AND THE OTHER IN OUR HEARTS, BECAUSE HE WANTS TO BE WITH US.