The Reading Of The Story Of The Magi

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hello and seasons greetings from the white stripes
this is meg white
and in the spirit of the season
jack is going to read you a passage from the gospel of matthew

thanks meg

now when jesus was born in bethlehem of judea
in the days of King Herod
behold the magi came from the east to jerusalem
saying, "where is he that is born king of the jews?
for we have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him."
but when king herod heard this he was troubled
and so was all jerusalem with him
and gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people
he inquired of them where the christ was to be born
and they said to him, "in bethlehem of judea, for thus it is written by the prophet"
then herod summoned the magi secretly
and carefully ascertained from them the time when the star had appeared to them
and sending them to bethlehem he said,
"go and make careful inquiry concerning the child
and when you have found him, bring me word that I too may go and worship him."
now they having heard the king went their way
and behold the star that they had seen in the east
went before them until it came and stood over the place where the child was
and when they saw the star they rejoiced exceedingly
and entering the house they found the child with mary his mother
and falling down they worshipped him
and opening their treasures
they offered him gifts of
gold, frankincense, and myrrh
and being warned in a dream not to return to herod
they went back to their own country by another way
then herod seeing that he had been tricked by the magi
was exceedingly angry
and he sent and slew all the boys in bethlehem
in all its neighborhood who were two years old or under
according to the time that he had carefully ascertained from the magi

that was the story of the three wise men's visit to christ
and meg and I think that it's an important part of the story of christmas
and wanted to share it with you

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