December 23rd, 1962 “Following the Star” Late Mr. N. Daniel
These men saw a star and they realized that it was an indication showing them that Jesus was born. So they began to travel from where? From east to west. It was not easy. They left their country in search of the Saviour! Many people say that Christianity Is a Western religion. We have our own religion. But the wise men were prepared to go to any place in search of the truth. Every wise man will travel to know the truth. All of us know that Jesus is the Saviour. But how many of us have seen Him and worshipped Him and travelled to see Him? Somebody told us and we believed that Jesus is a Saviour. But we never went to His presence. When you go into His presence, you are transformed. These wise men crossed rivers and mountains. They were rich. They could have sat at home in comfort. Have you ever travelled to see Jesus? I travelled long distances as a young man to attend students' meetings in order to worship Jesus. But I did not see Jesus there. Very often we go to meetings but we don't see Jesus there. I went to Sadhu Sundar Singh's meetings and saw Jesus. These wise men started. First we must leave our country, family and spend money also. We must leave our pride. Some say, “Can’t I find Jesus here?” Air is everywhere but we inflate the cycle tube and the football. We go to a place where there is a concentration of spiritual atmosphere.
wise men travelled on camels. You have to get up on a
camel and that alone will take us to a distant place. What kind of a creature
is it? A camel crosses rivers quickly. It climbs the hills, balancing itself carefully on the plains. It walks steadily along the
path. Mountains stand for pride. Sometimes we think it is unnecessary to pray -
It Is waste of time. But when we are sick we want God and His people. Before
such a situation comes upon us we must pray well. Have you started your
journey? Many started their journey but did not find God easily.
Have you found Jesus? There are many valleys of despair. Many will discourage you: "Why so much faith - so much piety - so much prayer?" If anyone who wants to find Him does not find Him, he will go on seeking Jesus. Until he is sure that he is with Him and with His true children he won't be satisfied. In those days there were crocodiles in the rivers. They would swallow even elephants. Yet the wise men saw a star and so they went on. Many would have discouraged them saying that their clothes were soiled with the journey. They would have replied, 'We have seen a star - so we won't take rest.'
Peter 1:19 Peter was with Jesus on
travelled and reached
wise man brought gold and worshipped Jesus. Gold is not necessary
for Mary's adornment or store. But it was needed for them to journey to