The Magi Visit the Messiah

In the season of Advent, we have read from the Gospel of Matthew to find out about what the Scriptures tell us about the wise men.  We read….

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

We found out about the symbolism of the three gifts presented to Jesus and then created an artwork to represent this part of the story of the Nativity:

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