The visit of the wise men, the “Magi”, to the child Jesus was a prettybig deal: it meant more than just the giving of gold, frankincense and myrrh. These visitors were Gentiles, being brought “inside” into relationship with God, who had formerly only been available to Jewish people. The wise men represented all Gentiles when they visited Jesus. They represented me and you.
I’m glad they made their way to see Jesus! Like a walk from Toronto to Lethbridge, these wise men gave sacrificially of their time and their treasure. How about us?