The Visit of the Wise Men (Part 2)
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring
me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star,
they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a
dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
The wise guys went with the purpose to worship Jesus. This is interesting because they were gentiles. The
came bearing gifts. Herod told them that when they find him, come and tell him so they he can go and worship him too! Yea, right! We will find out the truth on this. The wise guys were warned in a dream to not go back, so they listened
and obeyed and went back by another way.
I pray: O Lord, guide me to your Kingdom and protect me. Help me to not be led astray. Amen.