After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
(Matthew 2:9, 10 NASB)

The wise men saw the star and followed the star. The star lead them in the darkness. The star gave them direction. The star increased their faith and their joy. There is no higher physical sign then the planetary body in the sky. Jesus is called the “Bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16) He is the star we follow. Jesus is the Light of the world. (John 8:12) The world also follows stars. People are eager to follow celebrities or Hollywood stars. If we follow these stars long enough they will ultimately all disappoint us. What stars are we following in our lives and where are they leading us? Wise men and wise women follow those who bring them closer to the place where King Jesus is.