Christmas According to the Wise Men
We've been getting to know a colorful cast of characters in the Christmas story. These were common people touched by an uncommon God, marked by unexpected surprises, unusual signs, and unbelievable stories. We've seen how God spoke to Joseph and Mary and sent angels to announce the birth of Jesus to shepherds tending their flocks. Today we are looking at the magi, the wise men. Certain legends have developed over the centuries concerning these men, but the only thing we know for sure is reported in our text for today. In any case, I believe we can find our story in theirs.