The Wisemen

At the Christmas season thought naturally turns to the nativity of Jesus. Luke tells us that tidings of this great event were brought to the shepherds as they tended their flocks by night, by an angel who talked with them, and that "suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

In Matthew we have an entirely different account, but equally as interesting and beautiful. This account tells of the Wisemen who came from the east to honor the young child whom they found in Bethlehem, and of Herod's vain attempt to destroy this child.

Who were these Wisemen, one may ask, and how did they come to know of the great expectation of the Jews? It is generally believed that these particular Wisemen, or magi, came from Persia and were worshipers of God.

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True Christmas Gifts
December 21, 1935

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