There is so much we don’t know about the wisemen. We don’t know how many there actually were. We celebrate using three figures because there were three gifts. But we know there could have been more or less. We also recognize that for a long journey there could have been others who traveled with the wiseman to help with the animals, the details of food, camp set-up and tear down, security, etc. Wonder together about the group of people who might have traveled along with the wisemen. Who do you usually travel with when you go on a trip? What are different people responsible for? What are you responsible for?
How do you feel when you are about to start a trip? Happy? A little anxious? Impatient? I wonder if the wisemen prayed this Psalm before they left?
READ Psalm 4:5-8.
Move the Wisemen a little closer to the manger.
PRAY: Dear God, let the light of your face shine on us this Advent as we journey to know you more. Amen.