“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
The star guided the three wise men to where Mary was giving birth. At the sight of the savior, the men bowed down and worshipped. They gave him the best gifts in recognition of His kingly status. Although His birth was in a lowly place fit only for animals, the wise men knew who He was as they were aware of the prophesies from long ago.