The Season of Advent: Fall On Your Knees (Part III)

Blooming Beauty

Following the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem of Judea, a strange star had appeared in the night’s sky. Trained and learned magi, a specialized caste of wise men, took eager note of this celestial appearance. These men were experts in astrology, astronomy and the natural sciences (reference footnotes Matthew 2:1). They knew the significance of this unique star and set out to meet this newborn king of the Jews, as had been foretold in ancient texts (Micah 5:2). These men of power and great influence prepared their staff to drive their camel caravans across desert lands and far away places in order to meet this newborn king. With royal gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh secured to their caravans for the babe, their elaborately adorned camel caravans were pointed west. The time had come. The prophesied arrival of the King of the Jews had come and not a moment…

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