When Matthew includes the wisemen in the story of Jesus' birth he's highlighting a point that's made throughout the ministry of Jesus: Jesus had come as messiah to the people of Israel, but he was also savior of the whole world. Instead of a god for a particular people. Jesus was showing that the God who created it all also wanted all peoples and all creation brought together.
As we come to the table, remember that people from all times and places are joining us here. Remember that the Lord is the one who calls all of us and them to be here. Everyone is welcome. There is no longer those "inside" and those "outside."
Let us pray.
God who loves us all as dear children, let us remember that your realm is big enough for all people. We thank you that Jesus came to break down the walls that separate us from you and each other. We thank you that he gave his life to prove your love for each and all of us. We thank you for these symbols, the bread and cup, that remind us of that.
As we take the bread and cup, fill us again with your Spirit that we may carry the Good News of your love into our world and that, through us, the world will see you.
In the name of Jesus, our Savior, Amen.