“Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time, some wise men from Eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn King of the Jews? We have seen His star as it arose, and we have come to worship Him.”
Scientists….astronomers…astrologers…Kings…. The three men were highly respected experts. They studied the heavens, and understood the laws and patterns of the stars, planets, galaxies, and Time. They knew and understood the implications on earth. They knew things that few humans knew, because they could read the heavens. . . celestial communications from God’s own Space. It was all very scientific, and predictable.
Until one night, when a New Star appeared: The Creator’s Own.
They had one decision to make: Either focus everything to pursue it, or stay put where they had always been and continue in what they could learn from there.
They packed up their most essential tools, charts and supplies and began their journey to follow The Star. But, because of what they were ‘reading’ in the heavens, they also packed three extraordinary Gifts:
Gold . . . the gift befitting a King
Frankincense . . . the precious spice that only the High Priest used for worshipping in God’s Presence
Myrrh . . . the precious, costly spice used on the body of the highest royalty, for burial.
They had probably never imagined that at their destination, those priceless, precious gifts would be given to a tiny newborn King, not in a palace on a throne, but in a cave…a shelter for animals; his cradle… a feeding trough.
Their one-of-a-kind Star led them through the Great Desert to the tiny King who had come to Earth, the planet of Man. He was the Only One who could be the Great Sacrifice through whom anyone … kings or shepherds, could find the Door to forgiveness and an eternity in Heaven.