9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
Although the magi didn’t meet Jesus in a ‘stable’ but at his house, the contrast was probably still noticeable. These travellers were foreign, wealthy people of influence. Jesus was a toddler in a no doubt simple peasant’s house in Bethlehem. I wonder, what was it about him that made them bow down and worship? What is it about him that leads you to worship?
What gift can you offer Jesus today? Bring it before him in prayer.