Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod, the king, behold, wise men (Magi) from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”Matthew 2:1-2/Matthew 2:11, KJV. Bible Gateway
And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary, His mother, and bowed down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Behold, a King is born
The Wise Men were religious people who tend to sheep for a living. They studied Scripture and were more than familiar with Isaiah’s prophecy about the Messiah. So, when a bright rear star appears in the Eastern skies, joy filled their hearts. Because they knew that was a sign that our Saviour had been born.
The men gathered gifts and embarked on a journey that would end in a stable in Bethlehem in Judea. There they saw the child lying in a manger with his mother, Mary and father Joseph. They bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their gifts. They gave him gold, frankincense and myrrh. Merry Christmas!
Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel, (Isaiah 7:14).
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God, (Galatians 4:4-7).
Christ Born of Mary
“And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Glory in the Highest
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”