The beauty of Christmas to me is that it's a profound message, yet so simply given. Christmas message is best applied by taking the obvious and then pull truths for daily living out of it.
The similarity of both Thanksgiving and Christmas, is GIVING.
The wise men started it all. When I talk about starting it all, I'm talking about gifts. Giving gifts, receiving gifts. In fact, I would like you to note a couple things about this simple story just as a way of introduction. I guess I'm impressed by the fact, first of all, that their gift was personally given. These were wealthy people. They were from another country. In fact, they were from Iraq. They could have sent the gift. I guess I'm impressed by the fact that they really felt that they were on a mission and they personally wanted to bring these gifts to the Christ child. In fact, when you read this story, the personal part kind of pops out at you. " Verse 11, "They came into the house. Opening their treasures, they fell down and worshiped Him. Opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts." It personally was given.
Hope you enjoy it.
As always your comments are appreciated.