Our hearts beat love and encouragement for women across our globe


Heart Matters Blog

Journey along with the Heart Matters Gals

Star of Wonder


Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

While the rest of the world took little or no notice of the bright star that had suddenly appeared in the night sky, it did catch the eye of a few foreign fellows living in a country east of Jerusalem. Observing the spectacular stars return night-after-night sparked earnest curiosity in them.They gathered together in serious study; excitedly probing, researching, and investigating anything they could get their hands on concerning the meaning behind its arrival. When they discovered that it signaled the birth of Israel's king, they packed up gifts to present him and set off in high adventure, following not a well-marked out roadmap, but, a star.

How it must have shocked them to find life carrying on normally in Israel instead of in lavish celebration of the babe's arrival. No streamers. No horns hooting. No minstrels worshipping. Just the status quo.

Arriving at the palace, (for surely this is where kings are born), they asked after the child. But, instead, of finding him there, they found only ignorance. The chief priest and teachers of the law had to do some hasty research to discover a prophetic message that, indeed, the child ruler would come from Bethlehem.

Without hesitation these foreign fellows mounted their camels and made off in that direction. Their purpose was singular...seek and find this child whose birth was announced in the heavenlies.

One might imagine confusion in the hearts of these men when the Star of Bethlehem stopped over the modest little stable where Jesus and his parents were living. But Scriptures tell us they were overjoyed! Jumping up-and-down joy! Heart-fluttering happiness! Tears running down both cheeks excitement! Falling on their faces before the Savior in adoration!

I love these guys! In their wonder and determination, they exemplified the attribute that Jesus later said belongs to all who are part of His kingdom...a childlike heart. The eyes of Magi's hearts noticed when no one else's did; they asked questions...like "why?" They persistently sought after, and eventually found, what God had been anxious to show them. And, when they did, it filled them with joy uncontainable!

When was the last time you paused childlike to notice God's movement in your life? When was the last time you marveled like these foreign fellows did at the events leading up to the Savior's birth?

As children, we were curious once. We had eyes wide-open. We asked questions. We sought answers. Kept knocking on doors until one cracked open. There is nothing status quo about a child's heart.

Keep our hearts wide open, God, to the mysterious ways in which You work. Reawaken the child-heart inside each one of us that continually asks questions, is inquisitive, that is forever seeking to follow You and knocking until the door opens. It is only then that we may we find what You are anxious to show us, as the Magi of old once experienced, joy uncontainable! 

Stay Informed

When you subscribe to the blog, we will send you an e-mail when there are new updates on the site so you wouldn't miss them.

Christmas Blessings Everyone
Be a Pine Tree


Already Registered? Login Here
No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Subscribe to Heart Matters

Subscribe to Our Blog

Our Latest Book

Heart Matters Publishing Co.

We Heart Matters Publishing gals care about women. Their joys. Their struggles. Their everyday, ordinary lives. We write from those very same places hoping to uplift, challenge and encourage your soul and deepen your faith.

The Heart Matters Gals

  • Julie


    I’m turning 62 this year. I can hardly believe it myself. But, I’ve decided that I no longer want to live comfortably. I want to live with a spirit of adventure like I had in the past. To be unafraid of what’s new or different. I want to remain so open to the Spirit of the living God that his love compels me to go wherever he leads me.
  • LuAnn


    I am passionate about people leaning into all that Jesus is. You. Me. Us. Journeying together with God. This is my greatest blessing. And now that my kiddos are out on their own, I’m learning to navigate my new normal. And I am finding there is life after little ones and teens after all!
  • Emilie


    I am currently finishing my degree in relational communications and plan to graduate in the spring of 2020!! I am thankful I have had time to grow, heal, appreciate a slower pace of living, and to invest more time into relationships with family, friends, and God. Through this process I am learning what I want to prioritize in my life and figuring out ways to make that happen. Most of all, I am figuring out that life is all about process, taking steps closer to where I want to be and celebrating the little victories but also accepting that there will be setbacks and disappointments along the way.
  • Sally


    Sally Cranham is a singer and writer from the UK. She uses biblical narrative and her own experience to write deeply into the heart of the human condition. She currently works as a volunteer for SourceMN as their Arts Outreach Coordinator and has lived as a Residential Volunteer at Source’s anti-trafficking transitional annex alongside women who have come out of the life of prostitution.
  • 1