When the Magi visit Jesus, they are doing more than just following a star. They are living out a picture of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through a miracle, God offers the truth of Jesus to those far off in darkness, the Magi, to an evil King in Herod and to the Jewish people. Only the Magi and the lowly shepherds hearken to God’s call and come and worship the King.
Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.