The Three Wise Men, Reimagined


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 when it rose and have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard this, it disturbed him and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.

“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

But before they could leaved, they had to buy gifts for baby Jesus. Melchior secured some gold, Balthazar bought Myrrh, but Gaspar had difficulty with his gift.

Upon seeing Gaspar’s gift, a panicked Balthazar asked, “What’s that thing?”

“It’s my gift,” a puzzled Gaspar answered.

“Frankincense! Not Frankenstein!” Melchior shook his head, “Now take him back from where you got him – and hurry, you’re gonna make us late!”

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