I have often wondered about the Three Wise Men—
Did they all travel together on a planned journey?
Did they meet each other in a converged road and decided to travel together?
How did they find the baby Jesus– asleep, or awake awaiting their arrival?
Did Mary invite them in– did she offer them food and drink?
And where was Joseph? What did he think of these strange men dotting on his newborn son?
How I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall, er, the manger.
Although I will never know all of these answers, I still celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany in my Domestic Church with my children today.
We started by placing the Three Wise Men in the nativity. They have been traveling throughout our house since Christmas Day, getting a little closer to the manager each day. Now they are in their rightful place to adore our King.
Next we celebrated with a breakfast fit for kings! A king cake— how fitting.
And colored a few Coloring pages of the three Magi.
And once dad was home in the evening, we blessed our home and placed the inscription on our door frame.
Happy Feast of the Epiphany!