(The term filo is the Italian word for floss or thread, similar to the Spanish hilo)
Ever wonder who these wise men were, where they came from and if there were really three of them? Over time, many beliefs with little to no Biblical basis have crept into common Christian thinking.
Some Misconceptions about the Wise Men written by Tim Chaffey gives insight to these historical characters.
The book of Matthew contains the account of the wise men:
“We Three Kings”, also known as “We Three Kings of Orient Are” or “The Quest of the Magi”, is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., in 1857. At the time of composing the carol, Hopkins served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and he wrote the carol for a Christmas pageant in New York City. It remains one of the most popular and most frequently sung Christmas carols today (Wikipedia)
Just a little something from Judy says
What a special treasure for you to now own! I think the creative genes run in your family.
As for the beautiful words to that song, they spoke to me today, reminding me that wise men and women still seek Him. He is the true reason for the season! Thanks for sharing this today!
Algodão Tão Doce says
Olá amiga, hoje quero agradecer a Deus pelo dom da sua vida, e desejar a você e sua família
um feliz e santo Natal, cheio de saúde e alegria!!!
Que seu coração esteja preparado para receber o Menino Deus!!!
Um grande abraço, Marie.
Ann Thompson says
what a treasure finding that stitched piece. It's very nice.
We three kings is a favorite Christmas carol
It's nice to see the old needlework and how nice that she saved it and you have it back now. Love the Three Kings song, it always seems people enjoy singing it. Hope you all have a blessed Christmas!
That's a beautiful picture and how lovely that your aunt kept it all this time. Great thoughts on the wise men too, during our carol service today, our youth worker spoke about the different journeys those who visited the Baby Jesus took to bring Him their gifts and worship, something I had never considered before. Have a peaceful and blessed Christmas Lorraine
How special that she saved your needlework from years ago. I know it is a special reminder of her this Christmas. I remember visiting old time 5&10 stores that had such needlework kits available back in the 70's.
Barbara F. says
There is an old belief that the first Christmas card you receive which depicts the Wise Men, will bring good luck to the home that displays it throughout the year. I did it once. Nothing lucky happened, unless I so engrossed in real life I didn't notice, or took it for granted.