And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: Matthew 2:11 KJV
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6 NIV
Wise men worshipped the young child because He was the Son of God. He was the One who was there at the beginning, speaking into existence the heavens, the earth, and all that live upon it. He was the One who knew eternal fellowship with His Father in heaven, and He was the One who was adored by the entire heavenly host.
The greatest revelation that came to the wise men was the discovery that the answers they sought were not to be found in pagan practices, but in a person. They left behind the darkness of the Medes and Persians as they followed the light of His star. They left behind the rituals and reasoning of man as they sought the true Wisdom of God. They left behind the practices of magic and sorcery as they looked for the One true Master. They left behind the vanity and idolatry of corrupt rulers as they journeyed to worship the new born King.
Worship is so much more than singing choruses, playing musical instruments, or lifting hands in praise. Worship is not found in the volume of our voices, but in the meekness of our spirits; not in the beat of our music, but in the bending of our knees; not in our outward gestures, but in our yielded hearts. To know Him, to really know Him, throws the doors of worship wide open. Worship is about Jesus—His beauty, His glory, His majesty, and His loveliness. When our hearts see Jesus we worship—we can’t help ourselves.
During the month of December, we will once again be bringing a special focus upon the life and ministry of Jesus, the Lamb of God and heaven’s Indescribable Gift to us. This post, by Roy Lessin, first appeared on Meet Me In The Meadow in December 2012.