Why the 3 Wise Men Visited Jesus
came to Bethlehem in Judea during the time of King Herod to see baby Jesus and
worship Him. These important personalities are also referred to as the Magi.
wise men from the east embarked on a two years’ journey before they arrive at
Why the 3 Wise Men
wise men saw a bright star in their country, which signifies the birth of a
decided to trace the country where this king had been born so that ye can
they embarked on the journey, they discovered that the great star was leading
them on the way, and they decided to follow it.
star led them to Jerusalem, and they lost sight of it. That gave them the
understanding that they have reached the domain of the new king.
birth of Jesus had been foretold in the scriptures, but the Magi did not know
ruler of Judea when Jesus was born is King Herod. The Magi quickly located his
palace and told him their mission.
king was angry to hear that a new king would share in his glory and authority,
but he pretended to be happy for hearing the news from the Magi.
called the scribes to search the scriptures, to find where Jesus would be born.
The scribes told him it is Bethlehem in Judea.
king told the Magi to go and worship the new king and report back to him so
that he too can go and worship him.
Herod had made up his mind to kill Jesus, but he hid this from the Magi.
the Magi cane out of the palace, they saw the star again which led them to
where Jesus was.
were filled with joy when they saw the new king. They worshipped Him and gave
Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
actions of the wise men show that they were led by God. They did not just leave
their country in the east to come to Jerusalem to visit Jesus.
they did was preordained by God to tell the whole world who Jesus is, and what
He has come to the world to do.
gold represents the kingship of Jesus, the frankincense his priesthood, and the
myrrh, the fact that He will die and resurrect for our redemption.
Reflection on the
Story of the Magi
celebration of the birth of Jesus is more than a church tradition. The many
days of Christmas the world has seen have nothing to do with it.
coming of the Magi from the east was not a coincidence. It was a divine
arrangement by God.
star the Magi saw was the type they have never seen before. That was why they
could not rest until they located the source of the star.
was not the star of Bethlehem, but the brighter and the morning star. The one
that shines in darkness and darkness cannot overcome.
know that the glory of the new king is greater than that of the king of Arabia,
the land of their nativity, or any other earthly king.
sacrificed all and braced all odds to ensure that they play their roles in
God’s divine plan.
the sight of the wise men visiting King Herod, and their mission, could not
jolt the highly religiously scribes of Jerusalem from their spiritual slumber.
knew where and when Jesus would be born, and they were very close to Him. Yet
they did not deem it fit to find Him and worship Him.
they told the Magi where to find Jesus Christ, they went back to their
religious activities as if nothing had happened.
wants us to be like the Magi. “For He is the rewarder of those who diligently
seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6.