Some 2,000 years ago, Wise Men saw a new star. They travelled for months to Jerusalem. They wanted to see a new king; they wanted to see the savior.
The young child was Jesus. Jesus grew up, started telling people about God and doing miracles. Then, in Matthew 16:21, Jesus says, “From that time on Jesus began telling his followers that he must go to Jerusalem, where the Jewish elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of the law would make him suffer many things. He told them he must be killed and then be raised from the dead on the third day.”
Two trips. One to see a savior. Another to become that Savior. Both trips went to Jerusalem. Both trips didn’t stop in Jerusalem. One went to a stable. The other to the cross, to the grave, to heaven.
Why did the Wise Men go? Why did Jesus go? Where are you going?