Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. – Matthew 2:1-2
How far would you go to worship Christ? Would you go a mile or two? How about an overnight trip? What if the only way you could be close to the Savior was to travel hundreds of miles overland without the benefit of modern transportation and lodging, would you go? The wise men in the Gospel came to see the young Jesus child travelling long distances facing the elements and dangers we can only imagine simply to bring offerings in worship of the promised Messiah.
This Christmas season do whatever it takes to worship the Christ. Make time for it. Put it first on your priority list. Go an extra mile or more to worship with true believers who share you devotion to God. Do it all for the glory of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
You may inspire some and lead them to Christ in worship, but others may find your journey foolish. Worship still. Stand fast in your faith knowing it is for Christ’s sake and not your own.