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Wise Men visit Jesus

Magi from the east follow a star to find Jesus.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Hindi, Simplified Chinese
In a land to the East, Wise Men saw a new large bright star in the night sky. It was a sign to them that a new King had been born. They packed gifts for the new King and set off to find Him. – Slide 1
They followed the new bright star for many weeks and it led them towards the land of the Jews and the city of Jerusalem where King Herod lived. – Slide 2
When the Wise Men got to Jerusalem they asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him.’ – Slide 3
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed to find out about a new King being born. He called together the chief priests and teachers of the law to ask them where the promised Messiah was to be born. – Slide 4
‘In Bethlehem in Judea,’ they replied. ‘Many tears ago the prophet wrote, “You, Bethlehem, are not the least of the leaders of Judah. Out of you will come a King who will lead my people the Jews.’” – Slide 5
Herod had a secret meeting with the Wise Men to find out what time the star had been seen. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, ‘Go and find the young Child. When you find Him, let me know so I can go and worship Him also.’ But secretly Herod was planning to kill the new King. – Slide 6
The Wise Men set off and were overjoyed when they saw the star. It led them to Bethlehem and to the place where Mary, Joseph and the young child Jesus were staying. – Slide 7
The Wise Men bowed before Jesus and worshiped Him. They opened their bags of riches and gave Him gifts of gold and perfume and spices (frankincense and myrrh). – Slide 8
Then God spoke to the Wise Men in a dream telling them not to go back to Herod. So they went to their own country by another road. – Slide 9
When the Wise Men had gone, an angel of the Lord gave Joseph a message in a dream: ‘Get up. Take the young child and His mother to the country of Egypt. Go as fast as you can! Stay there until you hear from Me. Herod is going to look for the young child to kill Him.’ – Slide 10
During the night Joseph got up and left Bethlehem with Mary and the young child Jesus. They headed south on the long trip to Egypt.  – Slide 11
When Herod found out the Wise Men had returned without reporting to him he was furious. He sent men to kill all the young boys two years old and under who lived in Bethlehem and the surrounding area. – Slide 12
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord came to Joseph in a dream while he was in Egypt. He said, ‘Get up. Take the young child and His mother and go into the land of the Jews. Those who tried to kill the young child are dead.’  – Slide 13
When they returned to their land, God told Joseph in a dream to go to the area of Galilee and live in the town of Nazareth. It had been prophecied many years before, that the Saviour would be called a Nazarene. – Slide 14
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