Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
These three wise men said to have come from the land of Persia, which was hundreds of miles away from Bethlehem. Non Jewish, but being the believers of the prophecy of Daniel prophecy these well-read men take this holy mission of meeting the Messiah risking their life. For the undeniable astronomical evidences quoted in Book of Numbers clearly point the time and location of birth of the King of Israel. After making that tiring, risky journey thru mountainous terrain and desert crossing many borders of different lands occupied by Roman they were indeed blessed with the opportunity of meeting, adoring and paying respect to the King of kings. Then there was a change of plan.
12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.
Sometimes the LORD would intervene, offering a change of plan in our spiritual journey, suggesting a new way, a Detour. Those wisemen are truly wise to heed to the LORD’s warning and submit to the Detour. The Bible says they reached their own country without any issues.
Today or in this coming New Year we might be presented with a Detour by the LORD, Let us put our reasoning ability aside and trust HIS faithfulness in our journey to home. For HIS plans and path are best to stick to!
Praise the LORD!