Christmas Perspectives :: The gift of our life


The gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, were given to Jesus, who was born in a dirty manger, to signify that when Jesus is born in our dirty (sinful) lives, we must offer the gift of our life.

We must offer
– our life purified as gold, in the refiner’s fire, to the King of kings,
– our life as a living sacrifice whose incense rises to the One High Priest,
– our life as perfumes of myrrh, that adorns the flesh (body) that is to be dead.

Points to ponder:
Is your life and mine in a presentable state? Can it be said of us that we give the gift of our life as gold, frankincense and myrrh, to the King of all kings, Jesus Christ.

Matthew 2:11 (KJV)
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Perspectives :: The gift of our life

  1. Thanks Mano for the Christmas Perspectives.
    The Wise men though traveled a long way to meet Christ during HIS 1st coming, they were already ready and prepared with these gifts to meet HIM. In a similar way, we must be prepared enough to meet Chirst during HIS 2nd coming (not empty handed)….

    • Thank you Suresh. Your comments and words are always encouraging. I pray that our lives will be a gift (living sacrifice) to Jesus as was his life and death (sacrifice) for us. God bless you and yours richly!
      Love and Prayers — Mano

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