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December 21:

The Wise Men

Listen to our daily Advent story beginning December 1.

The Wise Men, also called Magi, followed a bright star in the sky for thousands of miles because they wanted to worship Jesus. It’s unclear exactly how many wise men there were, but many believe that there were three due to the fact that they delivered three gifts to Jesus. The three gifts given to Jesus were: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. These kingly gifts symbolize who Jesus was and what He would accomplish. Gold was a gift for royalty, frankincense was a gift that represented holiness, and myrrh was a spice used for ancient burial. The wise men generously gave these gifts to acknowledge a future king.

Matthew 2:2 says, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

We can learn a lot from the wise men; we should be seeking out Jesus daily instead of waiting for Him to come to us.

Take Away:

How can you seek out Jesus today?

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