12/25 Matthew 2:9-12
9 After this interview the wise men went their way. Once again the star appeared to them, guiding them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, were, and they fell down before him and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 But when it was time to leave, they went home another way, because God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.
A child is born. A world changer. Born in Bethlehem. Born to Jewish parents in a backwater town like Bethlehem on the edge of the Roman Empire. This child would change the world. He would bring the opportunity for you and me to have a relationship with God. He would provide forgiveness for our sin and eternal life-life like God’s life. Jesus has come in the flesh. He walked among us and saved us from our sin.