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. (Matthew 2:11 KJV)
I’d like to ask you something. What is your ultimate gift for eternality? Even though I do not support Christmas as Christian holiday, we all like to receive gifts from someone during this holiday season. In this passage, we read that Jesus received three gifts from these wise men. We do not know how many men were there. Most holiday cards may tell us three wise men because of three gifts are mentioned in Matthew 2. However, there may have more than just three wise men or sorcerers. We don’t know the exact numbers of audience there.
The number of three represents Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Spirit).
What is God’s given-gift for us? Even though this is silly question, God gave us everything. The most precious gift that He gave us was the He brought His Son, Jesus, to the earth to pay our sins on the cross and resurrected on the third day to live in us. I believe John 3:16 is referring to those who accepted Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior. He gave all of us the same invitation, but some of us have declined His free gift. Some may have fallen in love with fame, wealth and power that they could not make room for Jesus in their lives. Some may have fallen n love with spending too much to watch TV programs. I like when the TV program ran from 5 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 10 pm, but any of us can watch 24 hrs. a day now. It’s all about having some comfortable couch times rather than making production. This is why we see some churches have fallen from its foundation. Some churches have misused God-given gifts over the last six decades.
We need to go back to the basic and learn from our mistakes. It is not enough for us to enter to the sanctuary to spend with God only on Sundays, Easter, or Christmas. These days are useless to God, because He needs us to spend quality time every single moment. That is how much God love us. But the question is: Are you going to let Him?