Do you remember the wise men, sometimes referred to as astrologers, magi, or kings? Two thousand years ago, this group of learned, distinguished foreigners visited Jesus and brought valuable gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
They followed a star and when they arrived, they were welcomed!
Where did they come from?
Probably present day Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia or Yemen.
Each year we celebrate Epiphany and sometimes we experience epiphanies, sudden or striking realizations.
How many of us recognize the Christmas story is the story of a Middle Eastern family wandering in search of safe refuge?