Today we explore the passage telling of the visit of the wise ones to the Christ Child and understand that this amazing baby was coming to the Hebrew people AND to all people. Christmas carols and cards have embossed the bare bones story Matthew provides. So we most likely envision three kings riding camels and dressed in elegant robes with fancy crowns. The wise ones probably represent three different cultures or races. Whoever they were, they were wily enough to avoid getting trapped in the web of a threatened king, brought their intriguing gifts to the child, and went home -- by a different way.