20 July 2011

A Striking Example Of Faith

The wise men who visited Jesus in Bethlehem give us "a striking example of faith."

These wise men believed in Christ when they had never seen Him; but that was not all.  They believed in Him when the scribes and Pharisees were unbelieving; --but again that was not all.  They believed in Him when they saw Him a little infant on Mary's knees, and worshipped Him as a King.  This was the crowning point of their faith. --They saw no miracles to convince them.  They heard no teaching to persuade them.  They beheld no signs of divinity and greatness to overawe them.  They saw nothing but a new-born infant, helpless and weak, and needing a mother's care, like any one of ourselves.  And yet when they saw that infant, they believed that they saw the divine Saviour of the world! "They fell down and worshipped Him."

~J.C. Ryle Expository Thoughts On Matthew

2 comments:

Megan said...

Thanks for reminding me that the essence of worship is faith!

And I'll add my hearty recommendation of Ryle's Expository Thoughts, too!

CristyLynn said...

Thanks, Megan!