You may have seen the slogan, “Wise men still seek Him.” This slogan refers to the 3 magi, sometimes called 3 kings or 3 wise men. The wise men were on a quest for answers. The Bible indicates they observed a star and understood it was linked to the birth of the King of the Jews. Their search led them to Jesus. When they found Jesus, they worshiped and gave Him their gifts.
Why would it be considered wise to seek Jesus? Jesus, himself, provides some answers. John records His words, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” (John 10:10). Luke records Jesus stating, “He came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). These two statements cover our temporal, physical life, and eternal life. Jesus offers life in fullness.
If we are spiritual beings in a physical body, then until our spiritual core is connected to God we are not truly alive. Philosopher and Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, states the truth, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
We all feel at times, “there must be more to life than this.” We feel this because it is true — there is more to life than what the material world can satisfy. We were made to connect with God in every dimension of life. Anything less abandons us to a life that falls short of what God intended, which is life in all its fullness.
Yes, wise men and women still seek Jesus!
Jesus, thank you for stepping onto this planet to give us life in all of its fullness. I long for it. I want you to forgive my sin and self-reliance. I seek you as the wise men did, to worship you and to give you the gift of my daily surrender to your will. Thank you for hearing my prayer. Amen.
Go Deeper— Are you feeling it, that, “there must be more to life than this?” Have you ever invited Jesus to forgive your sins and plant his Spirit in you, to connect the longing of your soul to God? If not, why not do that today?
If you have taken that step but have neglected your relationship with God lately, then confess the foolishness of your self-reliance and ask Jesus again to be the center of your life. This season is the perfect time to do it.
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