Since we are in the Christmas season, we thought it would be good to pass on some information about one of the things you will hear and see during this season. (The three wise men coming to the baby Jesus in the manger.)
First of all, let us begin with the "three wise men." The Bible doesn't say how many wise men there were, it just said wise men, letting us know that it was more than one (Matthew 2:1–12). Let us not put a number on the plurality of the men because when that is done, we aren't speaking what the Bible has said. Also, Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus had left the manger by the time the wise men arrived, for they were in a house when those men got there (Matt. 2:11). So, it is a common error to show a manger scene in your yard with three wise men before the baby Jesus.
As for the baby Jesus receiving visitors while in the manger, that was the shepherds, and the bible doesn't say how many of them were present as well (Luke 2:8–20). Let us only speak what the Bible speaks.
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.