A gift offered to us over two to thousand years ago is like no other we can dream or desire in our minds. Selfless is the God who became a man for you, me, and all of us.
Humble like no other, he was born on a manger. No one had a vacancy in their homes for the most obedient family that history has ever known. They responded without hesitation when the Lord chose them for such an invitation.
Surrounded by sheep keepers, baby Jesus came into this world to save humanity from self-destruction. He was expected by many that could not understand the signs speaking of his miraculous arrival.
The Magi’s understood when they saw the star because they were anxiously seeking and waiting for the King of Kings’ birth. The Wise Man came and honored the most royal of them all. They brought gold as a symbol of kingship on earth, frankincense as a symbol of deity, and myrrh as a symbol of death. All the presents spoke of his earthly calling and his purpose to bring redemption to humanity.
Let us be vigilant to the signs happening in this world. We need to be prepared to see Jesus coming back to rescue us once again. He gave us a gift you can’t find in the stores near or far. You can only receive it if you believe in Him with all your heart.