December 20, 2020
This will be my last post before Christmas 2020. I decided to post something about the first Christmas. I don’t have an exact date as to when Jesus was born, but that’s okay as most Christians don’t worry about that anyway. We just know that He was born to a virgin named Mary.
In the King James Version of the Bible, we can read from several places about the birth of Jesus or even His pending birth from the Old Testament as well as the New Testament.
This is still a big event to celebrate in the U.S.A. as well as many other countries around this great earth.
I don’t want to hold you long on this post as I know everyone is busy during this season. I love seeing Christmas cards, etc. which have a great quote on them saying that Jesus is the reason for the season. Can I get an AMEN for that?
Look again at the title of this post. It comes from the Bible where we read about wise men from the east seeing a new star which they knew if they followed it would take them to Jesus. Question? How many of you have ever used the expression that three wise men sought Jesus? If you did you were wrong. Where did you get the number three? No bible version or translation I’ve ever read says anything about three wise men seeking Jesus. You probably picked us the three wise men as a child after seeing so many Christmas cards and other things stating the three number. I can’t count how many outdoor Nativity scenes I have observed that showed three wise men on their three camels. No wonder that three number is burned into the minds of people who are not even cursory readers of the Bible.
The three-number may have had its origin in the fact that three types of expensive gifts were carried to where Jesus was eventually found. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh were carried to Him. But that does not say by three wise men. It could have been only three wise men, but the Bible does not state that number – anywhere. Anyway, that three number is trivial to me and most other Christians. We simply accept the fact that wise men sought Him.
Again, that brings me to the title of this post – that wise men STILL seek Jesus. And not just during the Christmas season, but every day of their lives. The Bible speaks often of wise men – especially in the Proverbs.
So I want to close by saying, if you are indeed a Christian, you are a wise man seeking Jesus. Never be ashamed of that. Let’s flaunt it – 365 days a year.
God bless you and your family as you celebrate this blessed season,
Spencer and Sandra Plumley