Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. ~ Matthew 2:11
The Magi understood the true meaning behind Christmas – to give. At Christmas, God gave His very best. Mary gave her most valuable treasure – Her Son. And the Child of Bethlehem also gave – He gave Himself in His death on the cross.
Learn the secret of giving from giving. Forget what you did for others and remember what others have done for you. Rather than expecting things from others, ask what you can do for them. Look around you to see where you can sow seeds of joy and kindness and love.
If you are willing to do these things, then you will have brought your offering of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Lord. And you will experience the true joy of Christmas.
Prayer: Generous Lord, this Christmas season we/I once again offer our/my life to You to do as You please. Amen.
Happy New Year and A Blessed Epiphany!