Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Wise Men
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Luke 2:17-18

Not much is known about the Magi, traditionally called wise men. We don’t know where in the “East” they came from. Tradition says they were men of high position from Parthia, near the site of ancient Babylon. How did they know that the star represented the Messiah? They could have been Jews who remained in Babylon after the exile and knew the Old Testament predictions of the Messiah’s coming. They may have been eastern astrologers who studied ancient manuscripts from around the world. Because of the Jewish exile centuries earlier, they would have had copies of the Old Testament in their land. They may have had a special message from God directing them to the King of Kings.

Interesting note: there is no mention of these travelers being kings as in the song “We Three Kings” or are we told how many of them are there? We imagine three because of the three gifts mentioned. What we do know is that these wise men sought out the Christ child.

Tonight, Christmas Eve at 4 & 6pm at Celebration Community Church in Hays and at 6pm at the inaugural services at C3 Colby we will look at what the wise ones of today will find if they seek Christ.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,


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