At the birth of Jesus, magi from the East saw His star and came to worship the King of the Jews. When they found Him, they presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Although the baby Jesus didn’t know about these events, his parents, and soon Herod, certainly did. He was recognized as a King and therefore considered a threat. Because of this, Jesus did most of His ministry in northern Israel away from Judea where the ruling class dealt with threats like Him. Now He comes deliberately and triumphantly into Jerusalem for the final week of His life, to take His throne and save His people.