1st century evangelism

Matthew 2

7Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east[e] went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

I love this story.

Here are a bunch of people…weirdos really…from miles away, foreigners actually.
They follow stars for goodness sake. They believe that stars are signs….in this case they are right.
Some key points.

They find joy when they find Jesus
They bring gifts
They work to protect the fragile child


Prayer…………..God….that I would see this happen. Those far from God would find joy in Jesus, bring gifts and work to protect his name.

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