"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.”
Matthew 2:1-2 CEB
Without the Magi this is really an inside story. Jesus was born in a Jewish city, to Jewish parents, with Jewish witnesses. The Magi become the first outsiders invited into the story. They would not be the last. Jesus' story, from beginning to end, is a story of inclusion.
What I love about many of the outsiders in the bible, especially the Magi, are their inquisitive nature. They seek answers to questions without fear of what those answers are. It is in seeking they find miracles. As Christians, we too must find that inquisitive spirit to seek the truth.
Find a scripture you love and spend about 20 minutes asking questions about the text.
Dear God of Answers to our many questions,
Help us learn to seek, so that we may truly find you.