Day 6: Friday, April 10
After listening to the king they left, and once again the star they saw when it rose led them until it stopped above the place where the child was. When they saw the star they shouted joyfully. As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed down and worshiped him.
They opened their treasure boxes and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. After being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back by another route to their own country.
After they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to look for the child to kill him.”
Then he got up, took the child and his mother during the night, and went to Egypt. He stayed there until Herod died. In this way what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet was fulfilled: “I called my Son out of Egypt.”
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COMMENT & QUESTIONS
The gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh were special gifts. They were the sort of thing that you would offer a king or a god. Not only did they offer these gifts, but they also worshipped the child.
What does this suggest the wise men knew about Jesus?
They knew that this child was a king of some sort. They knew that a miraculous astronomical event had occured to mark the birth of this child. They must have known that his birth was a supernatural event and that this child was destined for some great purpose.
That we might share in the joy that the wise men had For those today seeking Christ like these wise men were