‘Tis the Season, Pt 9


The shepherds returned to their flocks.  Following his natal star, magi from the east sought the Christ child.  Their journey would take some time.

We usually portray them as arriving at the manger, but the Scripture reports that the family was living in a house.  Being limited by the figures, I’ll show them at the manger.


While we celebrate the arrival of the magi on January 6 (Epiphany or three kings day), they may have actually arrived on December 25.  (How great is that?)  That story is told in the video clip that follows.  A longer version can be found on Youtube.

Sylvia joins me in wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Outside our windows the world is white and the snow continues to fall.  It feels very “Christmasy” to us.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

10 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season, Pt 9

  1. I have really enjoyed your mantle scene this Christmas, Chuck. You were very creative and it was nice to follow along the journey.

    I hope you had a nice Christmas. Ours was quiet, but we like it that way. And we were blessed with a beautiful dusting of snow to make the celebration magical and lovely.

    • Thanks, Lin. It was nice to have you with us on the journey.

      Our Christmas was very quiet with just the two of us. Briana and her parental units were here on the tenth, when we had our family Christmas. She had duty on the 25th. That way the married RNs could be with family.

      Snow here too. Yesterday (26th) had a friend plow the driveway. My tractor is the Intensive Care Unit of the Emergency ward. :stars:

  2. I’ll be watching the longer version of that video. Have you read The Witness of the Stars? Fascinating stuff. I have to believe that there is factual info to be read in the skies.

    • I think you will find it both informative and interesting. Scripture tells us that the heavenly bodies were “given to us for signs and for seasons . . .” (Gen 1:14)

      That doesn’t include your personal fortune (or fate) as told by an astrologer.

  3. Thanks so much for the information about the magi. We love the “white” Christmas. We spent time with some of the family on Christmas Eve and again on Christmas Day. It’s very cold this a.m. and Jack, the Australian Shepherd does not hesitate to come back in the house instead of playing games about weather to come in or not. Hope you and Sylvia have a nice day there !!

    • You are welcome. Looks like we’re in for a spell of cold weather.

      Sylvia and I had a beautiful and quiet Christmas. We exchanged a single gift for each. We made a donation that will bring fresh water to folks we never met and will never meet and especially for their children.

  4. I am here to wish you a wonderful holiday!! As I say that, I’m about to head out to visit family and friends at my oldest son’s house today. A very Merry Christmas indeed. 🙂

    Many blessings to you and Sylvia in the new year!

    • Thank you, Rosey. Sylvia and I are here alone today. It has been snowing since last night’s Christmas Eve service at church. We’ve read from Luke 2 and done some other Christmasy things.

      Hope you have a super-good day and a blessed 2018.

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