I vaguely remember reading a story about a young boy who had the honor of traveling with his father to see the Christ child – or perhaps it was that he wanted to go, but was too young to make the journey. I don’t remember when or where I read it. I hadn’t thought about it until yesterday when Kristen gave this years first lesson in Relief Society. Such a beautiful lesson. I don’t know why I had never connected the dots before.
Kristin started out her letter with a video portraying the wise men who had traveled for over two years before they reached the Christ child – who was a child and not an infant resting in a manger. I remembered being told that “they found him in a house” but had never really considered the long journey they had made. I had forgotten how I had read about the anticipation and excitement and the long wait.
We read from the Bible Dictionary and Matthew 2. We looked up the words Magi and Three Kings and talked briefly about Epiphany and Three Kings Day and what each of the gifts mean. Kristin pointed out their journey with following the star to our own personal journeys in seeking out Christ and following His teachings. I don’t remember feeling so touched and awed by a lesson such as I was yesterday. It was awesome!