Certainly, the Magi were astronomers and knew that the star they saw in the Eastern sky was different and special. Certainly too the Holy Spirit likely prepared them to notice it and to be compelled to follow it. But I find myself wondering...could anyone have looked up and seen the special star and followed it to where Christ was? Only God knows the answer really. But what I take away from this question is another question:
What "stars" that point to Jesus have been there for me to simply look up and see, that I simply didn't bother to look up and see???
How many people, situations, circumstances have come my way from God Himself, that He wanted to use to show me Christ Himself, that I just didn't notice? It's a staggering question and an inspiring one too.
I know God is in the everyday and ordinary. In fact, the God of the Universe chooses to be intimately acquainted with my (self proclaimed) mundane existence. Not only this, Scripture tells me He absolutely delights in it.
Hmmm....what would life be like for me if I embraced this truth with arms and heart wide open???
I pray for eyes that really see, ears that really hear, and a heart that truly seeks. I pray to understand that no matter where I am I stand on Holy ground because he's in me and with me.
And most importantly, I pray to never forget that my all access pass came at a price so great, my mind will never be able to wrap itself around it.