Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Visit of the Magi

The Magi visit Jesus ©2009 The Becka

There are many traditions and legends concerning the Magi who found Jesus sometime after his birth and presentation at the temple. Matthew gives few details about them in his account of their visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. We are not told how many of them came nor from exactly where they began their journey. Most of us could describe them from pictures, plays and movies we have seen and would recognize them as three crowned men on camels. There is a good probability they were priests from Babylon who were skilled in astronomy and astrology. We can assume that they were seekers of knowledge and spiritual truth. The Becka drew this picture for me after some research into the possible origins of the Magi. I love the way it came together with a joyful young Jesus and the priestly visitors.

You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all of your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

Follow this link for an interesting post from KGMom about the accounts of the nativity of Jesus.

5 comments:

  1. Mexico Mom4:17 pm GMT-5

    I would love a copy of Becca's drawing to frame and put up at Christmas time. It is so real and so scriptural of a typical toddler.

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  2. I love the drawing...LOVE it!

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  3. What a great painting from The Becka.

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  4. What a wonderful drawing she did!

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  5. It's great when children take in the awesome truths around Jesus' birth!

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