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The Three Kings


Written by Mary Whittier/Johansen from the Village Church.

 A great joy for grandparents is to see their little ones in a Christmas Pageant. We enjoyed two granddaughters portraying baby Jesus.  One grew up to be Mary a few years later. A favorite memory is Grandson Neil as one of the three kings at a small Presbyterian church in Princeton, New Jersey. The congregation included several ethnic groups. Traditionally the wise man, magi, are Caucasian, Asian, and African, denoting that Jesus came to earth for all people.   After the shepherds and sheep gathered around the holy family, three mini-kings in elaborate robes and crowns presented their gifts to the Christ Child and retired.  Worship continued, but when the offering was taken, to my delight, the mini kings passed the plates.  Probably no frankincense or myrrh was given, but hearts were given.  Neil is now an elder at Jewel Lake Presbyterian Church in Anchorage, Alaska.


Matthew 2:1-2

“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.”


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