Have you ever had a song in your head and you just couldn’t get it out? You find yourself humming at first, not even sure what the song is. Then the words start coming back to you, but it’s just driving you crazy because you can’t remember it. Well, this week I finally had to go to the computer, type in the first few lines I remembered, and hope it would pop up. The lyrics were from a familiar Christmas song:
What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.
If I were a Wiseman, I would do my part.
Yet, what can I give him, give my heart.
In Matthew 2:1-11, we can read the story of the Wisemen visiting the baby, kneeling before him, and offering him gifts fit for a king. As I read it again, I wanted to learn more about these men from the East. When I began to search for information, I was quite surprised by the theories surrounding them. Did you know that when Marco Polo traveled through Persia, he asked if they, (the Persians) knew if the Wisemen came from their land? The story they told is recorded in his journals.
You and I have gifts to bring to the King. Let’s consider how we can bring them as an offering to our Lord. How will we spread the good news and share His gift with others this Christmas
"God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted us to live.
That’s why he sent Christ to make us what we are."