Pocket Sized Thoughts – Christmas – Part 14

Gold, frankincense and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11).

These were the three gifts the wise men brought and presented to Jesus. To say the least, they were unusual gifts to give to a very young child. Yet, these gifts were of significant worth, rather than intrinsic value and they were all received. None were refused. Gold speaks of Christ’s kingship. There is nothing finer than gold and there is no greater king than Jesus. Frankincense was a gum-resin and one of the constituent parts of the holy incense burnt upon the altar of incense in the Tabernacle (Exodus 30:34). As such Frankincense speaks of prayer and devotion, something by which we can approach God, but also something which the Lord Jesus exercised Himself in during His days upon earth (see Hebrews 5:7). Finally, myrrh, another gum-resin, was a spice used to perfume a body taken in death (see John 19:39). Unquestionably, myrhh spoke of Christ’s own death; a reminder that He came to live, in order to die. All three gifts speak of the character of Christ. He was the King who offered the most acceptable prayers to God and also to lay down His life for the ransom of many. May my life, prayers and obedience unto fully acceptable to God.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you for my life; I offer it back in my devotion to You.”