It’s safe to say that, whether or not the wise men were professional astronomers, they observed the star that signaled Jesus’ birth because they were looking for…something.
It’s also safe to say that those who were looking for nothing saw that, too.
Give us, O God, a great curiosity that wonders what you might be up to in this universe, in this world, in this neighborhood, and in these lives, that causes us always to be on the lookout for what you are up to, and that then compels us to follow up on what we see you being up to…just so we can see what you will be up to next.
“Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage” (Matthew 2:2).