Wise Men, Christmas story devotional
Day 28 – Wise men arrive. The Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus had been out of the stable by now and living in a house for about two years by the time the Wise Men came. Who were these Wise Men? They came from the East, probably from Persia (modern-day Iran), and would have traveled about 800-900 miles by the stars to get to Bethlehem. The prophet Daniel had been the chief of the court seers at an earlier time in Persia during the Jewish exile, so these men would have been familiar with Daniel’s prophecy regarding the timing of the Messiah. They were learned men and confident of their knowledge too. They would not have […]
Simeon and Anna, Rembrandt painting, Christmas story
Day 27 – Simeon and Anna in the temple. The first revelation that the Messiah had been born was told to the shepherds. Next, before the Wise Men arrived, the Messiah baby was recognized by Simeon and Anna in the temple. Mary and Joseph had traveled to Jerusalem, about six miles north of Bethlehem, to present the baby Jesus to the Lord. Luke tells us their story. From Luke chapter 2 When the days of their purification (40 days) according to the law of Moses were finished, Mary and Joseph brought the baby Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (just as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every firstborn male will be dedicated […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.