The Heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork – Psalm 19:1 (ESV)

We are too rational by far to think
that twinkling stars above might guide our fate
wise people follow science, reason, facts
and won’t let flaming balls of gas dictate
their course – and yet

a star was seen by those who watched the sky
they saw the Heavens speak of glorious things
in haste they packed their bags and journeyed forth
and bringing gifts they went to seek a King
and yet we call

them Wise Men who were guided by that star
who knew not of our scientific ways
Why don’t we call this group the “Foolish Men”
astrologers who did nothing but gaze
at stars – and yet

although they knew not what is known now:
that stars can’t tell the things that should be done,
Their foolishness defied what we think wise
and soon instead of stars they saw the Son


In the Church Calendar, January 6 is Epiphany – the day in which the visit of the Magi (Wise Men) is celebrated. I was struck by the fact that these men were pagan astrologers…and yet God used their beliefs – even their pseudo-science – to draw them to Him