The Lamb will overcome them because He is the Lord of Lords and King of Kings and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.
There was something about that star in the sky. It was different from all the others. It was more brilliant and awe-inspiring. The wise men who looked to the skies for signs remembered prophecies from long ago indicating the Messiah, a Savior for God’s people would have his arrival announced with the appearance of a special star and they were convinced this was it.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, in the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship Him. Matthew 2:1-2
These men weren’t Jews. They knew of Jewish history and wanted to be a part of this remarkable arrival of a King. Scripture says they traveled a very long distance to worship a king announced by a star in the sky. They were led by a alight placed in the sky by God to point the world to His Son. The journey of the wise men reinforces that Jesus came for all mankind, not only for the Jewish people.
Are we a light to others this Christmas season? Does the light of our live for Jesus point them to the King who we worship and whose birth we celebrate this season?
Or does our light get snuffed out by the hustle and bustle of this time of year?
Do we, like those magi, set aside out usual routines to worship our King in a more poignant way as Christmas approaches? Our scripture today tells us that in the end of the world Jesus, the King of Kings will overcome evil and will reign forever. With Him will be His faithful followers whom he has called an chosen. That’s you and me, and anyone who worships Jesus as their Lord and King.
As the light of the star led the wise men to baby Jesus may the light of our love for Him and those around us bring others to worship Jesus, the King of Kings!