Nearly every nativity scene contains three wise men. Though this story is not included in any other Gospel other than Matthew and follows immediately after the birth of the Christ.
It is unlikely that the Wise men showed up at the birth since the star was over a house and Jesus is called a young Child.
One thing for sure,
And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matt 2:11
Of course, gifts are given at Christmas and justified by this story. More than that, the gifts are evidence of God’s provision.
The little family will be traveling to Egypt to escape the tyranny of King Herod, who orders the killing of all male children two-years old and under.
A trip to Egypt could not have been cheap; plus the time spent living there. Like you, they may have had some money to live day to day but a sudden trip is an extra expense. The gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh could have been used to finance such a trip and stay.
I have many stories of Him providing for us and I am not alone. I have heard many stories of providential provision.
I like to give gifts. I love to make someone happy with a small gift. But if I pray earnestly before getting a gift for someone, I would find myself getting a gift of provision by being led by the Holy Spirit.
Abba, Your gift of Salvation through the Babe of the manger is the best ever. YES&AMEN