A Party for a King

Matthew 2:1-2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

We have all attended many birthday parties in our life. Imagine if a birthday party were thrown for Jesus for his one year birthday. What theme would you think Jesus would want? Where would the party be held and what would you buy the Savior of the world?

We do find that Jesus did indeed have a party when he was a child. The invitation was not sent in the mail. Instead, this invite was a star in the sky; the coolest party invitation ever. The guests, who were very wise men, travelled thousands of miles to see Jesus. The purpose of this party was to worship baby Jesus. His gift table had three presents: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The gold is a standard gift for a true king. The frankincense represents a sweet smelling incense for God. The myrrh in that day was what one would use to anoint the dead. These were symbolic gifts.

After the gifts were opened, the guests were not given a “party-pack”  full of treats, but a warning that would save hundreds of lives. This famous party  of “Who’s Who” was not posted in a gossip magazine but has been read by millions around the world in the Bible. One day, we will attend an even greater celebration and that will be when we meet Jesus face to face. Until then, may our parties be celebrated  in a way that brings glory to Jesus who sacrificed his life so that we may enjoy small things like parties.

1.) What evil king had plans to “crash” Jesus’s party? Matthew 2:13

2.) On the way to the party, the evil king attempted to trick the wise (scholarly) men by telling them to give him what information after the party? Matthew 2:7-8

3.) What town was Jesus born? Matthew 2:1

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