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Light for the Next Step -- Matthew 2:1-12 (Epiphany)

When we tell the story of the Magi – or the wise men, the wise people – who have also been called the Three Kings – we often tell it as the last scene in the Christmas story. We’re still in the stable. Mary and Joseph have arrived in Bethlehem only to find that there is no room for them in the inn. Mary gives birth to Jesus, and lays him in a manger. The angels tell the shepherds, and the shepherds come, and the angels come, and then, then the Magi arrive wi