The Other Wise Man - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Editorial

The Other Wise Man

(Source: KSLA) (Source: KSLA)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

In 1895, Henry van Dyke published a short novel titled The Other Wise Man. The story has its roots in the biblical account of the Magi from the gospel of Matthew in the New Testament.

The novel chronicles the journey of the “fourth” wise man, who like the original three, was a priest of the Maji.

Like the others, he receives word of the coming of the Savior from the heavens and embarks on a journey carrying with him three gifts - a sapphire, a ruby and a pearl of great price.

Along the way, he stops to assist a dying man and misses the caravan formed by the other three.

He sells one of his treasures to purchase a camel for travel and arrives in Bethlehem too late, as the Child and his parents have fled to Egypt.

Along the way, he sells another treasure to save the life of a child. He spends the rest of his life traveling throughout Egypt in search of Jesus, and after thirty-three years he arrives in Jerusalem just in time for the crucifixion.

He uses his last treasure, the pearl of great price, to save a girl from slavery. He is then gravely injured by a falling roofing tile. He dies after failing in his quest to find Jesus, but because of his charitable life he led, he is received into heaven with joy and slender.

The “fourth” wise man finally finds his King.

Merry Christmas.

  • KSLA News 12 EditorialsKSLA News 12 EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: Taking back our streets

    Editorial: Taking back our streets

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-06-28 04:05:02 GMT

    I would like to hear from you. What are your concerns or ideas for solutions to the violence in our neighborhoods?

    More >>

    I would like to hear from you. What are your concerns or ideas for solutions to the violence in our neighborhoods?

    More >>
  • Editorial: Celebrate Our Freedom

    Editorial: Celebrate Our Freedom

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-04 16:21:49 GMT
    (Source: KSLA)(Source: KSLA)
    (Source: KSLA)(Source: KSLA)

    On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress came to an agreement and approved the Declaration of Independence in a unanimous vote. But it took almost 100 years for Congress to declare July fourth a national holiday. 

    More >>

    On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress came to an agreement and approved the Declaration of Independence in a unanimous vote. But it took almost 100 years for Congress to declare July fourth a national holiday. 

    More >>
  • EDITORIAL: InvestigateTV is dedicated to investigative journalism

    EDITORIAL: InvestigateTV is dedicated to investigative journalism

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-06-28 03:47:15 GMT
    Viewers can search “InvestigateTV” to find the app on their Roku devices. InvestigateTV will be added to Amazon Fire and Apple TV later this year.Viewers can search “InvestigateTV” to find the app on their Roku devices. InvestigateTV will be added to Amazon Fire and Apple TV later this year.

    InvestigateTV goes deep into the stories that matter most to viewers and will work to hold public officials accountable and deliver consumer-focused stories offering helpful tips to save you money.

    More >>

    InvestigateTV goes deep into the stories that matter most to viewers and will work to hold public officials accountable and deliver consumer-focused stories offering helpful tips to save you money.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly