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In sharing the Christmas story we are reminded that God used not only simple people but also those who were not so simple.
He used opposites to declare the story.
Shepherds were lowly and not paid attention or noticed.
The magi or ‘wise men’ were noted as royalty and important.
Well known in the region and credible in word and in behavior.
God used both sets of ‘people’ to complete the story.
Both were doing their jobs and He invaded their space and changed the direction they were going.
Both were amazed and after seeing went away and told others.
Two different groups of people to prove that God can change lives no matter who we are.
Both were interrupted and approached by the supernatural side of God.
Matthew 2:1-12
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, and he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.
5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6 “But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.”
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 
8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” 
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 
10 When they saw the star, they were over joyed. 
11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrhh. 
12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
God interrupts our lives and often gets our attention so we can see a new direction.
Just as He did with them.
He can do that for us too as the story continues.