In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men* from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?
Tradition tells us that the wise men came to pay honor to the Christ on January 6. We call that Epiphany. Epiphany is a Greek word which means. “enlightenment.” The people of Israel were not the only ones looking for a Savior. People from other countries and ethnic backgrounds had heard of the promise of a Savior and when a fantastic star rose in the sky, many believed that this marked the coming of the Messiah. Wise men were philosophers, scientists, astronomers, and theologians. They too longed for “peace on earth, good will to all people.” They journeyed to Bethlehem to see the fulfillment of a centuries old prophecy and to find peace and hope. They were indeed wise and the question is, “Are you wise enough to find your enlightenment in Jesus Christ?” You alone have the answer.
Posted on January 07, 2018 8:00 AM