What Does God Get?
Year B, Epiphany
This week the readings are: Isaiah 60:1-9, Psalm 72, Ephesians 3:1-13. Matthew 2:1-12.
The wisemen were pretty interesting fellows. They weren’t Jewish like Jesus, Mary, Joseph, King Herod or the religious leaders of the Jewish people. The Jewish people lived in a place called Israel where there was a big city called Jerusalem and smaller town called Bethlehem. Jesus and Mary and Joseph lived in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. The wisemen were called “gentiles” which just means they weren’t Jewish. The wisemen came from very, very far away, maybe even as far away as Persia in the east.
Even though the wisemen were gentiles, they still believed that the King of the Jews would save them from their sins too. They were so devoted to the King of the Jews they traveled for a long, long time over deserts and mountains and across rivers. When they finally found Jesus in Bethlehem, the worshiped him as a king and savior. They brought him special gifts of gold, frankincense (a special smelling resin, kind of like a rock), and myrrh (a special smelling oil).
We can be devoted to Jesus too. We can seek Him every day by reading the bible, talking to wise Christians, and praying to God. We can also give gifts to Jesus. Jesus says if we do nice things for people in need, we are doing those same nice things for Him too.
We read the Gospel scripture and had a discussion.
Keep the Faith All Week
“They bowed down and worshiped the child. They opened the gifts they brought for him. They gave him treasures of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
Wisemen Seek Jesus Memory Game
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References & Resources
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