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Friday, December 27, 2013

The Wise Men

            “Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews?’” Matthew 2:2 (NIV)
            “When they saw the star they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.” Matthew 2:10

The Magi travelled a great distance to see the Christ child. They had studied scrolls and watched the heavens for a sign that the scrolls foretold of the birth of the one who would save men of their sins.

The Magi came to the place Joseph, Mary and the child were staying. Their purpose was to worship the king. They brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.   They received a warning in a dream to take an alternate route back to their homeland.

God protected these wise men. They made a journey to get to Bethlehem. They encountered King Herod on the way.  When they got to Bethlehem, they might have been very tired. They bowed down and worshipped the babe and chose to heed the guidance of the angel. He will protect us as we go through times of uncertainty and insecurity. We can depend on God to protect us as we go through life.

This is a song that has a few surprises in it. The lyrics speak of what the three gifts are and their meaning.
I found a place that refers to this carol as an Epiphany   carol.

Graphic: biblepictures.net


  1. I love that idea, that He protects us on our journey toward Him!

  2. Rhonda: Thank you for stopping by. I never realized that God DOES protect us as we journey toward him until I worked on this. We have a God who loves us and wants what is best for us. Praise Him.

  3. Beautiful song and post, Quiet Spirit. I've experienced God's protection over and over throughout the years.

    Congrats on 80 followers!

    1. Thank you, Susan. We all have to thank God for His protection; He does that every day because He loves us.

  4. They were helped best when they kept their eyes on the star - the heavenly sign. That's true for us too.

    1. Thank you,David. I need to be more mindful of what the signs from God mean to my life.


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