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Christmas children’s story: The Three Wise Men

Once upon a time, in a distant land where stars shimmered like diamonds in the night sky, there lived three wise and noble friends named Melvin, Caspian, and Balthazar. They were renowned for their wisdom, their love for learning, and their kindness toward others. Little did they know that their lives were about to be touched by a magical event that would lead them on an extraordinary journey – a journey that would make them legends in the hearts of many.

The Shining Star and the Prophecy

In the peaceful town of Bethlehem, nestled between rolling hills and olive groves, whispers of a prophecy filled the air. A bright star, so dazzling that it seemed to dance with joy, appeared in the night sky. The prophecy spoke of a special child, a King born to bring light, love, and wisdom to the world.

News of the prophecy reached the ears of Melvin, Caspian, and Balthazar. Intrigued and inspired, the friends decided to embark on a journey to find this remarkable child and offer gifts that would reflect their respect and admiration.

The Journey Begins

Guided by the radiant star, the three friends set off on their journey, each carrying a precious gift. Melvin, with his flowing beard and kind eyes, held a box of shimmering gold. Caspian, with his love for fragrant herbs and spices, carried a casket of aromatic frankincense. Balthazar, a gentle soul with a fondness for healing, bore a flask of precious myrrh.

Their path led them across deserts and hills, through bustling marketplaces and quiet villages. As they traveled, they encountered people from different lands and backgrounds, each sharing stories of hope and dreams. The friends, in turn, shared the tale of the shining star and the prophecy, filling the hearts of those they met with anticipation and wonder.

The Generosity of a Shepherd Boy

One moonlit night, as the friends rested beneath a canopy of twinkling stars, they were visited by a curious shepherd boy named Elias. With a sheepdog at his side, Elias approached the wise friends, captivated by the tales of the shining star and the special child.

In his hands, Elias held a simple gift – a small, handmade wooden flute. “I may not have gold, or fragrant spices, or precious oils,” the shepherd boy said with a smile, “but music is the gift that comes from the heart. I want to give this flute to the special child as a token of my joy.”

Touched by Elias’s generosity, the three wise friends graciously accepted the humble gift. Caspian, in his wisdom, reassured Elias, “Your gift is as precious as any. It carries the melody of your heart, and that, my dear friend, is truly priceless.”

The Magical Oasis and the Star’s Guidance

As their journey continued, the friends faced challenges – scorching days, chilly nights, and vast stretches of endless sands. Yet, the radiant star above guided them, shimmering with a magical light that never waned. One day, weary from their travels, they stumbled upon a hidden oasis.

The oasis, adorned with palm trees and clear blue waters, seemed like a mirage. As the wise friends refreshed themselves, they were greeted by a gracious host – an old storyteller named Amina. She regaled them with tales of the oasis’s magic and how, once in a lifetime, it granted a wish to those who truly believed.

Melvin, Caspian, and Balthazar exchanged knowing glances. They closed their eyes, and with heartfelt sincerity, they wished for guidance and strength to reach the child destined to bring light to the world. As they opened their eyes, they felt a gentle breeze, and the magical oasis seemed to whisper words of encouragement.

The Joyful Reunion with Elias

Continuing their journey, the friends encountered familiar laughter and the melodious tunes of a flute. To their delight, they found Elias, the shepherd boy, playing joyfully on his wooden flute.

With a beaming smile, Elias exclaimed, “The oasis granted my wish! I wished for you to find the special child, and here you are. I want to join you on this wonderful adventure.”

Welcoming Elias with open arms, the wise friends were overjoyed to have a new companion in their quest. The magical bond between them strengthened, and the radiant star above seemed to sparkle even brighter, illuminating the path ahead.

The Royal Welcome in Bethlehem

As the friends approached Bethlehem, the star guided them to a humble stable. Inside, surrounded by the warmth of hay and the gentle lowing of cattle, they discovered Mary, Joseph, and the newborn baby named Jesus – the prophesied King.

Overwhelmed with joy, Melvin, Caspian, and Balthazar presented their gifts to the child. Melvin offered the gleaming gold, symbolizing kingship. Caspian gently wafted the fragrant frankincense, signifying divinity. Balthazar anointed the baby with the soothing myrrh, representing sacrifice and healing.

The air was filled with a sense of wonder and awe as Elias played a tender melody on his wooden flute. The notes echoed through the stable, creating a harmonious lullaby that seemed to encapsulate the love, hope, and unity brought by this divine encounter.

The Legacy of Light and Friendship

As the friends stood around the manger, bathed in the soft glow of the star’s light, they realized that their journey had not only led them to the special child but had also woven a tapestry of friendship and shared purpose.

The radiant star, having fulfilled its celestial duty, hovered above the stable like a benevolent guardian. The tale of Melvin, Cas

pian, Balthazar, and Elias spread far and wide, becoming a cherished story of hope and the power of friendship.

Epilogue: A Starlit Night of Remembrance

Years passed, and the story of the Three Wise Friends became a cherished part of the town’s lore. Every year, on the eve of the starlit night when Melvin, Caspian, Balthazar, and Elias discovered the miracle in Bethlehem, families gathered to share the tale, exchange gifts, and play melodies on wooden flutes.

The star continued to shine brightly, a timeless beacon of light and guidance for those who believed in the magic of friendship, generosity, and the boundless possibilities that lie in the heart of every starlit night.

And so, the enchanting tale of the Three Wise Friends became a cherished legacy, passed down from generation to generation, a celestial reminder that the journey of the heart, guided by the light of friendship, is the most magical journey of all.

More information and reviews:

    • Jimenez. Black Rose_1. Original image available here
    •’s stories. Children’s Stories: The 3 wise men [In Spanish]. Available Here

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