All of a sudden, more light came from behind the angel. As they watched carefully, there appeared a multitude of angels praising God. “Glory to God and peace on earth!” they praised. Suddenly, the angels returned to heaven and the light diminished. “Without hesitation, the shepherds looked at one another and said, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see the Savior who was born.” The shepherds went to see the Savior quickly and saw Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the stable just as the angel told them.
“Far in the east, the wise men traveled following the star to see Jesus, who was by then a toddler. “We heard that the King of Jews was born. We want to worship Him. Where is He?” the wise men asked after arriving in Jerusalem. “When King Herod heard this news, he was troubled and called his chief priests and scribes to ask where the Savior was supposed to be born.“He was supposed to be born in Bethlehem. That’s what the prophets wrote,” they responded. “King Herod called back for the wise men and said, “When you find this child, come back and tell me where He is so I can worship him, too.
“As the wise men continued their search for Jesus, they came upon the house where Jesus, Joseph, and his mother Mary were staying. To honor and worship the Savior, the wise men brought their treasures and gifted Him gold, frankincense, and myrrh.