Its Christmas day again….. ye!! Woo!! La!! Etc………… Yea, it’s Christmas, the season of red and green. The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. I am pretty sure you must have heard the story more than a million times. Ok, maybe not up to a million but very many times. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, etc… but that’s not what I want to talk about. If you want to know that story, open your Bible to the book of Matthew 1:1-25 and 2:1-23 you will see the full story of His birth there.
When Jesus was born, three wise men came to present gifts to him. They gave him GOLD, FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH. The gold represents his kingship, the frankincense, his divinity and the myrrh, his death. But now, I am going to relate these three gifts to our own daily lives.
Gold signifies kingship, royalty i.e. authority. An authority is a right to command. How do you treat people who work under you? In your place of work, your house, or even in school as a prefect. Do you because you hold power treat people like shit? Do you treat people like beings or like things? With disdain? Don’t forget that with authority comes power and a bit of freedom, and with freedom comes responsibility. Do you because of that position feel people are inferior to you? That’s pride bro. don’t forget that even Jesus, the reason for our celebration today with all the authority and power he had humbled himself so much that he was even born in a manger.
The frankincense represents his DIVINITY. What does it mean to be divine? It means to be god-like. When you are god-like, people look up to you, they expect different things from you; they see you as superior and respect, obey and even adore you. How do you take that position? Do you allow it to enter your head and then treat them anyhow? How well do you discharge your duties? Do you enjoy the power and leave those people to suffer? What do you do when they trust you with their possessions, money and even their lives? Do you throw caution to the wind and do what you wish? Jesus didn’t do that. He brought people together, treated people well and never disappointed those who looked up to him.
The third gift: MYRRH represents His death. Death could mean demise, ruin, downfall, mortality, casualty, bereavement, loss, end, fall, etc. how do you treat this when it comes? Definitely, at one point or the other in lives, we face difficult challenges; business difficulties, death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious sickness, etc. how do we manage them when they occur? Do you take it out on the people around you? Shout on them like they caused it? Show so much depression? Lol… though this may sound really foolish, but as a former classmate of mine(www.moyosmiles.wordpress.com) will always say, ” just smile, no matter what happens”, I will tell you to smile, try to be happy, think straight and trust me, all will be well. Remember that Jesus whose death we caused didn’t take it out on us even when God turned away His face from Him. In short, he promised to come and take us back to his kingdom: heaven.
Let us remember that Jesus was never proud, he never disappointed people, didn’t even fall when tempted and he didn’t take his death out on us. I really hope we can do the same and walk perfectly in God’s sight.
I wish you a merry Christmas. Remember, Ose loves you and God loves you more. You are always free to share, reblog and comment. Merry Christmas.