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Wise men seek Him and worship

Matthew 2:11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Long before Jesus was born, there was a group of people who studied the prophesies of the coming Messiah, hoping that one day they would be among those who would crown Him as king.  The Magi were men of the east who had been watching for the Promised One for many years, each generation passing along the information to the next.  Imagine being among those who finally got to see the Christ face to face.  Imagine how that would make you feel.  It would make you want to worship.

And so the wise men, as we call them, set out to find the child, for that very purpose.  They longed to see Him and worship Him, bringing gifts with great significance.  Because He was a King, they brought Him gold, because He was the great Healer, they brought Him frankincense, and because He would die for the sins of mankind, they brought Him myrrh.  These were thoughtful gifts, they showed what the Magi thought of Jesus. They were not arbitrary.

So what will you bring before the King to lay down at His feet?  What will you offer Him in worship?