We Three Kings Saturday, December 4, 2021

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Matthew 2:1-2

Every year my brother and I set up a Christmas Nativity at our house. It includes the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, some animals, and the surrounding village. My favorite pieces are the three Wisemen. Each Wiseman has his own animal. One has a horse. One has a camel. One even has an elephant!

I always like the Wisemen best in the Christmas story. We Three Kings is also my favorite Christmas carol. I think these three guys are my favorite because they travelled so far – from like the other side of the continent – following a star that they knew was a sign. But they didn’t know where the star would lead or what they would encounter when they got there. They showed great perseverance in their travels to find Jesus.

As I look at the three Wisemen in our nativity and sing We Three Kings, I remember that, when God gives us a goal, never quit following the way he leads. Sometimes that is tough. But the Wisemen help us remember the special gift we can find at the end of our journey.

It’s pretty cool that they got to give Jesus his first Christmas gifts, too!

Ashton Williams, age 10
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC

This devotional is a joint project between Christmas Lutheran (Bethlehem) and St. John’s (Salisbury, NC).

We Three Kings Saturday, December 4, 2021

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