7 – Wise Men Bring Gifts

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After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a band of scholars arrived from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.”

Then the star appeared again, it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time! They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.

Prayer: Lord God may I accept your gift of life to the full as my gift of love to you. Amen.

Song: We three kings.