(Transcribed from actual tape) December 23, 1984 AM
THE WISE MEN'S WAY
Matthew 2:1-2, 11
I hope you already have your Bibles open to Matthew, the Second Chapter.
I'll read Verse 1 through Verse 2, then I'll skip and read Verse 9 through
Verse 12. Matthew, Chapter 2.
Now when Jesus @ botn in Bethf-ehem oi Judah in the days
oi Hetod the king, behoed, theae came Wi,6e men @,tom the east
to JeA"atem saying, "WheAe @ He that is botn king o6 the
Jew,6? Fot we have seen Hi,6 stoA in the ea6t and aAe come
to wo@ hip Him.
Then Verse 10 following:
When they had h@ the king, they depaxted. And, to, the
,stoa w@ch they saw in the east went be6ote them untit it
came and stood ovea wheae the young ckitd was. When they
,saw the 5taA., they tejoiced with exceeding g)teat joy. And
when they weae come into the houze, they zaw the young chitd
w,Uh Maty, His mothea, and 4ett down and wouhiped Him. And
when they had opened theit tAeasuAm, they pl@ented unto
Him gi@t-6, goed, 4,tankincem e and myath. And being waaned
o@ God in a daeam that they shouP-d not tetuAn to HeAod., they
depaxted into theix own countay, anothea way.
Let's pray togehter. "Father, we thank You for the thrill of this season.
For family intimacies, for food and fellowship and quietness. For the
giving and receiving of gifts. For the fresh sparkle in the eyes of child-
ren. For the homecoming and reunion that is enjoyed with those we haven't
seen for awhile. All of this, Father, centers around the home, which we
trust centers around the meaning of this season...tb worship, to honor,
and to, yea, bow a ...
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