3 Magi and Shepherds Visited But There Is A Contrast

God does not feel the need to do things the way we would plan it out. The birth of Jesus and the events and interactions surrounding it are a prime example. There is a big contrast between two groups of visitors to the baby Jesus, the Magi and the Shepherds.

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If we were to plan the announcement of the birth of the Son of God, we would line up the press, get it on youtube live, snap chat, twitter, with media there and of course heads of state.

When the Magi came, they followed a star. They had no announcement other than the star. When they arrived, they had to ask where the baby was. God did not send a messenger to them. It was a mystery they had to find their way in.

The shepherds had no idea about anything. A new blogger I follow lakeside4jesus.wordpress.com wrote an excellent post about the shepherds- Let’s Go. He delves into what it meant to be a shepherd. I suggest reading his post.

Shepherds were at the bottom of society and looked down on. They were the ones an angel and then a heavenly choir of angels appeared to to announce the birth of Jesus. The angel even told them exactly how to find the baby Jesus.

In some countries, January 6th is an important day. That is the day they exchange gifts. It is 3 Kings Day which is the day to remember the 3 kings, or magi, visiting Jesus and presenting gifts.

Yet I would suggest remembering the shepherds is important because of what it represents for us. God sending the angels to the shepherds shows that Jesus is for all people. God loves all people equally. No one is overlooked by God.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

26 thoughts on “3 Magi and Shepherds Visited But There Is A Contrast

  1. Thank you for sharing the contrast between the Magi and the Shepherds. Epiphany is sometimes used to describe the arrival of the Magi, who find Jesus much later after His birth. God’s peace!

  2. Many people don’t realize that the Wise Men did not come on the night that our Savior was born but many months (no one knows for sure) Thank you for sharing and explaining to others, even the shepherds were important as we all are, and Jesus is the Good Shepherd

  3. Amen. God is no respecter of persons. He uses fishermen, shepherds, physicians, and everyone from all walks of life. We should take pride in our jobs and not look down on those the world has tagged “underprivileged”. Thank you for the wonderful post!

  4. The word humble resounds in both posts. Found in Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the manger, even the wise men who were humble enough to stop and ask for directions. God loves us all, great post.

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