What precious gift would you give a king?
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem , the Three Wisemen brought very valuable gifts to Him, all with significant meanings. Gold was a symbol of His kingdom, frankincense—a symbol of His manifestation on earth, and myrrh was a symbol of His crucifixion.
The Wisemen brought worldly wealth as a tribute to the new king of heaven and earth. But the most significant gifts were from people who had few possessions and could only honor Him in simple ways. The shepherds, for example, could only give gifts they made by hand or food items they carried with them. Others probably had even lesser material gifts to offer.
There’s even one story of a little boy who walked miles to Bethlehem with only his drum as his sole possession. He wanted to see the baby Jesus so badly, but knew he had nothing to give Him of tangible value.
When he arrived at the manger and saw the great joy that was present, he discovered he did have a gift after all…he could play his drum. So, he played his drum with all his heart and brought a smile to the baby Jesus lying on a manger bed.
The boy’s gift had no earthly value, but it had eternal significance because it was given out of worship and deep love for his Lord.
You may feel you have nothing to give the King of Kings, but, let me tell you…God is not looking for a gift of earthly value. He wants your heart and longs for the time you give Him in worship and prayer.
You are so special to Him in so many ways. Let Him know you love Him today and give Him that one special gift that’s inside of you.
Remember, joy is being in His presence.
Hope is eternal in His love.
Merry Christmas and God Bless,