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I am not the first person to see this. I will probably not be the last one to see it. But I think it is a legitimate observation. That is when we look at the incarnation we have to be struck by the reaction of those involved in the Biblical narrative. Specifically, we pause when we see the contrast between Herod and the Magi. This contrast I do not believe is included in the narrative of Matthew simply to provide history, but rather it is an early invitation by Matthew for us to choose sides.