Christmas day may be past, but we are still praying glory to God in the highest. The Christian calendar still observes Christmastide until Thursday January 6, Epiphany. Also called Three Kings Day, Epiphany commemorates the Wise Men finding Jesus after their long journey. May we still seek Him as they did.
“After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 NIV
In this account, the Child is mentioned before Mary. Ordinarily, attention would have been brought to the mother first. But this Child is special and must come before all else. So special is He, that the men fell down to the ground in awe and worship. And then they presented Jesus with costly gifts. From the Believer’s Bible Commentary: Second Edition:
The treasures they brought spoke volumes. Gold is a symbol of deity and glory; it speaks of the shining perfection of His divine Person. Frankincense is an ointment or perfume; it suggests the fragrance of the life of sinless perfection. Myrrh is a bitter herb; it presages the sufferings He would endure in bearing the sins of the world.
Oh, what a Savior! My prayer from this passage today:
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Praying for you in this.
This prayer put into words what I’ve been thinking. Our gifts are meant to be used for His glory and His Kingdom. Well said!
Blessings on blessings and grace upon grace to you and yours!
I’m so glad, Marie. Thank you so much.
Joanne Viola says
Lauren, this prayer is just beautiful. I have had it open on my computer since yesterday and have read it several times. Thank you for reminding me to bring Him the best of myself every single day. May my life bring Him the glory He alone deserves. Blessings!
I’m so glad it’s connecting with you. Blessings to you as you live out your giftings!
~ linda says
Our Lord and Savior…His humanity has brought Him so close to my heart this Christmas season. So much more so than before. And that is all the more reason to honor and adore Him in the way I walk the path for me. I want to glorify Him. Beautiful prayer, Lauren.
Thank you, ~ linda
Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts, Linda!
Tammy Kennington says
Oh, Lauren–thank you for sharing this prayer and for pointing me toward Jesus. The shifting of days should not shift my attention.
What a great way to put it, Tammy!