The Gift of Gold

The Gift of Gold

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11 It’s interesting that the tradition of giving gifts at Christmas originated with the story of the Magi. Though they weren’t Jewish by birth and may not have been extensively schooled in Scripture, these men knew that the child they were seeking was worthy of any and every good thing they could offer. For the next few days, I want to look at the specific gifts they brought and discuss how they find significance in our lives today. The first present given to young Jesus was gold, which signifies kingly authority and honor on the earth. Despite being just a baby at the time, these “wise men” knew that He would ultimately inherit

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