When they had heard the king, they departed;
and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them,
till it came and stood over where the young child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Wise Men Still Seek Him
Before the precious Lamb of God came down to dwell on earth,
Before the angel choruses proclaimed His royal birth,
Before the bright and shining star illumined where He lay,
Before the shepherds worshipped Jesus on His bed of hay,
Some wise men there were waiting as they watched the eastern sky,
For promised signs to signal that His birth was truly nigh.
He came to be a sacrifice for all the sins of men,
And when he rose up from the grave, He said, "I'll come again."
He promised He would take His children home to Heaven's shore,
Where there will be no sorrow -- only joy forevermore.
So still the wise men of today are looking to the sky,
And longing for the time when their redemption will draw nigh.
No man can know the day or hour when Jesus will return,
But for that blessed homeward journey, hearts still wait and yearn.
He wants us to be ready, with our lamps all trimmed and bright,
As daily we walk close to Him, by faith and not by sight.
Perhaps today will be the day when we shall see His face,
And bow in humble gratitude for all His love and grace.
The night is almost over, and the dawn is breaking fast,
So we must walk in faith until we're with our Lord at last.
Betty Jo Mings
HRISTmas is the light of hope
that keeps the future bright.
Wishing you a Christmas filled with
God's eternal light.