I doubt that Jesus wanted gold and spices as his “Welcome to the World” gifts. But, then again, I don’t know for sure.
My guess is that Jesus wanted hearts that were willing to worship Him. And that is what He found behind the wise men’s lavish gifts.
I think it was more about their hearts than what was in their hands.
That should bring comfort to us all—or maybe some discomfort, as we squirm knowing that our our hearts aren’t as pure or clean as we’d like them to be.
The comfort comes that we don’t have to rich, by the world’s standards, or wise, by book’s standards. Our wealth and wisdom come from who we are in Christ.
Beloved. Forgiven. Redeemed.
As we lay down our humble offerings at His feet we find that He is well-pleased that we took the time to come and worship—to be with the One who loves to be with us.
What’s on Jesus’ Christmas List? My guess is it’s our hearts. He longs to be in relationship with us and connect on a personal level.
Let’s emulate wise men and give our all to the King.
Come on over to God-sized Dreams as we talk about The Ways of the Wise…