When we think of the birth of Christ we think of the account told in the second chapter of Luke, but some of the story is found in the book of Matthew. In the second chapter of Matthew we find the account of the wise men seeking the location of Christ. These men have been studying the Old Testament prophets and when the Star of Bethlehem appeared, they set out to find this new king of the Jews. These men were obviously of some importance because they were granted an audience with King Herod. When these travelers inquired about the birth of this new king of the Jews Herod became very concerned. He summoned all of the wise men in the kingdom and asked where this new king was located. The Jewish scholars told Herod that the Messiah was to supposed to be born in Bethlehem. Herod made a request of the wise men that if they found this new king, please return and tell him where Christ was located. The wise men were indeed wise. God warned these men about Herod, so they never returned to the palace after they found Christ and His family.
Once the wise men found Jesus, Joseph and Mary, they worshiped the child. We don’t know the exact age or or location of Christ but Scripture referred to Him as a babe when the shepherds visited Jesus but as a child when the wise men knelt to worship the Savior. For Herod and a multitude of others they are still asking, “What Child is This.” Have a blessed day and a glorious Christmas.