Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11b)
We are now preparing for Epiphany – the time when the Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem to worship “the king of the Jews” because they had “seen his star when it rose.” (v. 2) They had also brought the gifts, in the above verse, to celebrate the birth. Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday, this week we celebrate the gifts of “gold, frankincense and myrrh” (and worship).
My question, to you, is what gift did you bring for Jesus? During this time of the “new year” as many of us are making resolutions, or setting goals, what is God asking you to give? What can you change to (resolution) or set for (goal) so you can be growing stronger in your relationship with God?
’m thinking it might be as easy as maybe being polite, smiling at the people you see, holding the door for the person behind you or coming out, not being so critical of things – little things that might make a big difference. And…. Or…. I saw a Facebook post, from The Message, that said “God wants full custody – not just weekend visits.” Maybe spending time with God DAILY is what God is asking of each of us. Something to think about………
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.