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.