(A gem from cyberspace)
Credit to: The Word for Today with Bob Gass
The story reads: 'When they had come into the house, they saw
the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.
And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him:
gold, frankincense, and myrrh.' (Matthew 2:11 NKJV)
From the Christmas story we learn that:
1) God will use people you don't know to bless you.
The wise men weren't devout Jews or committed Christians, but Persian
stargazers. Don't be selective; you'll tie God's hands. Open your heart and
you'll start seeing Him reaching out to you through the most interesting people
2) God will take care of your tomorrows.
Joseph and Mary would have to leave home and flee to
. What would Egypt
they live on? Gold, frankincense and myrrh; gifts only the rich can give. When
you're in the will of God He will provide for you. He may do it through your job
or the generosity of others, but He will do it. You don't have to stay up all night
worrying, trying to figure out how to make ends meet. The Psalmist said,
'I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his seed begging bread' (Psalm 37:25).
3) God will override the system and get you the help you need. 'The star guided
them to where the young child should be born'. In the history of the solar system
there's never been anything like it. God moved a star like we move a pawn in a
chess game. That's because He 'works all things according to the counsel of
His will' (Ephesians 1:11 NKJV).