Wise Men

I Love the account of the Wise Men in Matthew Chapter 2.  The Bible doesn’t say three Wise Men but Tradition has held to that number.  There were three gifts, so I think that’s how the number of men was established.  There could have been many wise men.  They were astrologers, and studied the stars.  They must have seen something very special in this star that they saw in the East  They came to Jerusalem to see Herod and ask him where was this child that was born.  They must have received a devine message as well, when they saw that new star in the sky.  Herod was angry and concocted a story, that they should find the babe so that he Herod could worship Him.  They left Herod and followed the star.  It went before them and led them to Bethlehem.  The star actually stood in the sky over the place where Jesus was.  When the Wise Men saw Jesus, they fell down and worshiped Him.   They gave him treasures of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Gold is associated with kings, and Jesus is the King of Kings.  Frankincense, is often used as incense in worship.  Jesus is to be worshiped.  Myrrh is a perfume that was put on dead bodies and Jesus would one day die to save His people from their sins.   The Wise men had a dream that Herod would kill the child if they went back and told him where He was.  So they went back to their homeland another way.  Thanks to those wise men, Herods’ plan failed and Jesus went on to save us from or sins.  Heavens Gift to us and the Reason for this beautiful Christmas Season.
Wise Men

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we2snells

My desire is to share my photography, to honor the Lord, and send out His word to all who might read. My photo's will include a scripture,and I write a devotional for each entry. The very least that I can do for our precious Lord Jesus. I am a wife to Jerry, my wonderful husband. We have 5 children, and 7 granchildren.

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