Thursday, December 8, 2011
Gold, Frankincense And Myrrh...
The three wisemen came to pay homage to the King. These are not your average "baby shower" gifts, so they obviously symbolize something else. In my quiet time, the words love, wisdom and understanding seem to be repeating over and over in my head. Maybe these three gifts mean several different things. Considering the gifts were given from three wisemen and not simpletons, then maybe it does stand to reason that these were blessings they bestowed upon their King.
These really are the only gifts worth asking for, if you think about it, if you have this holy trinity, you have all things. All good things spring forth from having these gifts. There is nothing you could not overcome having these three gifts. There is no disease that enough love could not cure. There is nothing we could not comprehend with an understanding heart. With wisdom to temper our love and understanding we would always be pure in our motives and desires. These are the gifts I desire under my tree this year. To be able to understand God on His level and not the human would mean a whole new world for humanity. To love God, ourselves and our neighbor as we would desire to be loved would bring peace to all. Wisdom would end our selfishness and our suffering.