“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” – Matthew 2: 2
Today is the Feast of Epiphany.
The day we recall the visit of wise men from the East who came in search of the King of the Jews.
On their way they stopped at Herod’s palace to enquire about this King. Assuming that Herod must have an idea of who he was. But Heros was clueless, puzzled and threatened. His anger and envy filled him that he devised a plan to get rid of this King.
As Divine Providence always comes to the aid of God’s people, the star (which was a sign of the new born King) reappeared to the wise men after they left Herod’s palace and led them straight to Jesus.
The wise men opened their treasures and offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Each of these gifts was prophetic of the calling and ministry of Jesus.
Gold symbolised Him as King. Not just of the Jews but also of the entire earth as the magi had come from other nations to serve Him.
Frankincense symbolised Jesus’ role as the Eternal High Priest of God.
Myrrh symbolised His role as The Lamb of God, fortelling His Passion and Death.
Today is a day for us to reflect on our identity of Jesus.
Who do we see Him as?
What role does He play in our lives?
How do we acknowledge Him before people?
Christ Jesus, we acknowledge You as universal King, our Great High Priest and Eternal Redeemer before The Father.
Thank You for humbling Yourself to become one like us and share Your eternal treasures of Heaven with us.
We also give You our hearts and lives for that’s all we simply have. We offer it all to You. Let them become treasures in Your Hands fit for the King’s use.
Thank You Holy God, living and true.
With all my ❤
Always & Forever
To The Lamb.
05 Jan 2020