Three Kings: The Wise Men
The “Three Kings” are one of the most well known parts of the Christmas story. You could say “Three Kings” to a lot of people and they’d start humming or singing. In case you don’t know who these men were or why they matter: their faith should be an example for all.
The Christmas Story
In the Gospel of Matthew, in the King James Bible, it says:
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. (KJV Matthew 2: 1)
Wise men offering expensive gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, went searching for baby Jesus. Wise, wealthy men — “three kings” — wanted to pay their respects, bow down, and to worship Christ; they went on an expedition to do it.
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (KJV Matthew 2: 11)
A Meaningful Journey
Everyone needs a meaningful journey in life. But what made the wise men take theirs?
They didn’t just flip a coin and say, “Let’s follow a star.” Popularity wasn’t their concern when they got on their way.
The trip that the three kings ventured on was prompted by a prophecy. King Herod asked them where Jesus was. This is what they told him:
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet. And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. (KJV Matthew 2: 5,6)
Many people have a hard time getting to church even once a year to worship Jesus — this is after He walked the earth in human form performing miracles.
The three kings followed a star for the chance to bow down before Jesus; and that was just because of a prophecy and their faith.
That’s why the three kings are deserving of their place in history and deserve a spot in books and on t-shirts. Nativity scenes happily include them for a good reason: because the three kings represent strong Christian faith.
Three Kings: All Year Long
Strong Christian faith should never stop, so at BibleRhymes, the “Three Kings” are an all year thing.
The “Three Kings” design is based off of a picture from the “BibleRhymes’ Christmas Story” which was illustrated by Antonella Chirco. Her original painting was airbrushed and hand-painted on canvas.