How did this “Star” get the kings from the east to Jerusalem? God’s Word does not say that it led them or went before them. In Matthew 2:2, God says they saw the Star in the East and they came to Jerusalem. How did that Star go ahead of them and lead them approximately five-miles from Jerusalem to Bethlehem (Matthew 2:9)? How did the Star rest over the place where the child was born?
We may never know the answers to these questions. Some have explained that it might be the conjunctions of planets or comets or supernovas or miraculous lights. We do not know. These solutions are only theories that have little spiritual value. We have other questions on God’s events such as the Red Sea being opened, how Jonah survived being swallowed by a great fish, how the Manna fell, and how Creation could be in six days. God is teaching us from recording the events, and we need to see how we can apply what we learn from the events to our lives, if possible, so that we can be a testimony of the salvation we have because our Savior came to provide Redemption for us.
We need to focus on knowing the only God Who exists personally. Sinners do sin, and we need to see how helpless we are, and how Christ came to provide the salvation we need to prepare us for an eternity of living with Him. Every believer needs to grow spiritually in his relationship with God. Christ is coming again, and we need to be ready with His helping us to bring others to a saving personal knowledge of our God.
The Star was guiding Wise men to the Son of God to worship Him. God was guiding them to the place where they could worship the only real God Who exists. The Gospel of Luke tells us that God used the Roman Empire so that the census came at the exact time to lead Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to fulfill prophecy in the fullness of time (Galatians 4:4). Our Creator used the Star to get the wise men to Bethlehem. This is God’s design. He did it then, and He is still doing it now. His purpose is that all the nations will worship His Son for their good and His glory (Matthew 24:14).
This is God’s will for everyone in your home, neighborhood, work, as well as throughout the whole world. The Lord is seeking those who will worship Him (John 4:23). Matthew writes at the beginning of his Gospel to come and see the Lord. At the end of the Gospel, we are to go and tell the entire world the Good News (Matthew 24:18-20). The end purpose is that God will be magnified in all His glory before all people.