Read the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 2 while the children color this page of the Three Magi.
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2
The names of the three wisemen are identified as Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar.
They brought three gifts, each having a prophetic meaning:
- Gold, the gift for a king
- Frankincense the gift for a priest
- Myrrh a burial ointment (a gift for one who would die).