Eyes directed to the heavenly stars
with hearts drawn to the Almighty,
the three astronomers sense a calling.
Having read the biblical prophecies,
studied celestial patterns, and engaged
in fervent prayer, a decision transpires.
Preparations are made to begin a
quest to locate the Messiah, sent by God,
who will save His people. Provisions are
packed and placed upon the strong
backs of dromedaries that will
transport these travelers to their
destination. The compass? A star rising
up from the east determining the way.
Thus, they proceed into the unknown,
trusting a light sent by the great I AM.
Heads hung low, clutching the course hair
of the bellowing camels, they venture
across a rough coastline, dipping into
marshy valleys, climbing rugged ridges,
and zigzagging across arid deserts.
They navigate for months until an encounter
with King Herod exposes their mission.
Alas, the shifting luminosity rests upon
a tiny babe and His parents. Offering gifts
of gold (kingship), frankincense (deity),
and myrrh (suffering), the three wise men drop
to their knees in reverence to their Savior,
God's precious Son, Jesus. Come, let us too
worship our redeemer, priest, and king, our
very own Messiah in all His glory. Alleluia!