“They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
When the three kings came to worship Jesus, they opened their treasure chests and gave. We usually think of those gifts as being expensive objects, ones fitted for a King. However, those gifts also represented what those three kings carried in the treasure chests of their lives. Their gifts came from the abundance of their lives and beautifully represented who they were.
I am glad those kings did not just leave their packages at the door like the delivery man before Christmas. Instead, they entered His presence, personally opened their treasure chests, and offered what was inside. One Bible translation states, “from their store they gave him offerings.”
Likewise, our lives are stores, or treasure chests filled with uniquely designed jewels, some gifted by Our Creator before birth. and others added through personal life experiences. We must not horde these treasures for our own selfish purposes, nor should we keep them concealed like Christmas packages on the doorstep. Each treasure is a gift from Our Father…given to be gifted again!
Notice the first thing those kings did when they saw Jesus…they bowed down and worshiped. So, this Christmas, I choose to follow the three wise men to the feet of my King…
There I too bow in worship and give Him the treasure chest of my life!