18th December. A Camel
Having seen the star rise in the East, the Magi decided to find out more by travelling to see the baby Jesus. The Bible tells us that “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, Magi from the east came…to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2 NIV). Camels can travel big distances in the desert. The is a lot of desert around the Middle East. We do not know for sure, but perhaps the magi decided to travel on camel so today our picture is of a friendly looking camel to remind us of this part of the story of Christmas.