Text: “...and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh...” (Matthew 2:11)
What Christmas story is complete without the Magi/or the Wise men from the East?
Now, there’s debate and discussion as to when the Wise Men came to see Christ; whether while He was still in the manger or not; there’s also debate as to how many there were.
That’s not the issue – I’ll leave the debates about the wise men to the wise men. I think the more important thing is that they indeed came.
Even though what these men may have expected, by way of luxury, was not what they found, what they did see amidst the lowly conditions, was a King worthy of their worship.
These men who perhaps were used to others bowing to them, now themselves, bow their hearts and knees to this King whose star they had seen.
The Bible says they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They saw a treasure in Christ that was worthy of their treasures; they saw a King in this baby that was worthy of their worship. His very presence caused them to bow their knee .
They were lords in their own right, but they were in the presence of the Lord of lords, and they bowed in worship! They were noblemen/kings, but they were in presence of the King of kings, and they bowed in worship!
Friends, do you see what those Magi saw? Do you see in the Christmas child a King worthy of your worship, worthy of your treasures?
Do we see, like some do, just another baby – or do we indeed see the One Who is King of kings and Lord of lords, the one worthy of our worship, worthy of treasures, of our hearts, of our lives?
Pause and reflect:
What are you thankful to Jesus for today?
Why not recommit your time, treasures and talents to Him today.
Jesus, take my talents, treasures and time
Use them for your glory alone;
I worship and praise you, give you thanks,
For making all I have, your own.