Day 25 - The Arrival: The Birth of our Savior.
Matthew 2:1-2 - After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of
Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the
east arrived in Jerusalem, (2) saying, “Where is he
who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his
star at its rising and have come to worship him.”
Matthew 2:9 - After hearing the king, they went on
their way. And there it was—the star they had seen at
its rising. It led them until it came and stopped
above the place where the child was.
Not only did the shepherds get an announcement of Christ’s birth, these ‘wise men from
the East’ did, too. We have no idea how many there were, we infer 3 due to their gifts
but the number is not important. Take a step back though from the text and look close at
these men. They were ‘from the East’. That means they were Gentiles and not Jews.
That’s so important. And they too were supernaturally led to where Christ was! God
leads all peoples to Jesus!
Christmas reveals Jesus came for all peoples. Christmas reveals He came for you!