It’s interesting to realize how early in His life here on earth people began to worship Jesus. Long before His death and resurrection, He was worshiped. Before He ever preached a sermon or taught a crowd, He was worshiped. Before He ever worked a miracle, He was worshiped. In fact, before He ever did much of anything, He was worshiped. He was worshiped before Mary and Joseph ever had the chance to leave Bethlehem.
The magi or “wise men” came to the land of Israel with one stated goal: to worship Jesus.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” – Matthew 2:1-2 (NKJV)
When they found Him, they wasted no time. Worshiping Jesus was the first thing they did. We can learn so much from their example!
And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. – Matthew 2:11 (NKJV)