The history of the world was interrupted by the birth of a Child in a faraway place whose presence was announced by a wondrous star, joyful noblemen, and sinister powers. This, the miraculous and the joyful exists with the threat of evil. Until He comes again.
And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.Matthew 2:9-12