A Christmas Meditation
Samuel T. Carson (N.I.)
The Three Wise Men
To say that three Wise men Came from the east to Jerusalem to visit the Saviour at the time of his birth is sure to expose us to challenge. True, we cannot be sure of the exact number but since there were three presentations; gold, frankincense and myrrh, it is not unreasonable to assume that there were three presenters, hence the term, ’The Three Wise Men‘.
Of course, the number of the men was not important; it was what they said on their arrival that was important, we might say it was supremely important. As they swept through the gates of the Holy City they lifted up their voices, and cried out in unison, 'Where is He that is born King of the Jews?’
Remarkably, that one question encapsulated the predictions that had gone before concerning Him. While it is correct to sing, 'A new king is born this day' the reality is that from the beginning of time and through promise, prediction and prophecy, His coming had been announced.