What if the wise men were wise women instead?
First of all, they would have gotten directions before setting off from the East and before arriving in Jerusalem; which means they would be in Bethlehem assisting in the birth of the baby. Then they probably would have cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought more practical gifts like diapers, baby wipes, and a binky.
But they were men undertaking a journey in search of something, of someone. And, in the end, they found him!
We, too, are on a journey, a journey called life. What or for whom are you searching? Have you’ve thought beyond social survival or success? Do you actively seek out God in your lives? Or do you coast along, waiting for God to get your attention in some sort of dramatic way?
What or for whom are you searching? I pray that you will find what you’re looking for at the end of your journey.