December 23rd

A special reporter’s observations:

The moment we left Jerusalem and came upon the road to Bethlehem, the special star mentioned by the scholars, shone brightly.  Within an hour the star hovered over a small house on the outskirts of Bethlehem.

The stargazers reigned in their camels and asked the couple living there if they had a young son.  Mary and Joseph, having becomed used to unusual vistors end events, nodded and asked them to come inside and meet their son.

The eastern scholars explained their mission and left gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh for the young lad.

I noted they didn’t return to Jerusalem but followed another route toward their homeland.  It seems this group of wise men saw right through the pretend concerns of King Herod.