They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 MSG)
I love this simple, yet powerful picture as we observe the Wise Men in the Christmas story.
They enter the house where Jesus is.
Being in His presence was important to them. They had travelled a long way for a moment that they didn’t really understand. It wasn’t enough to just be in the vicinity, they had to enter in to experience the fullness of all that was happening.
Have I made this a non-negotiable in my lives? Am I doing all I can to enter the house where Jesus is?
They were overcome.
I imagine this was a special occasion for them. Their journey had reached its pivotal moment and their awareness of all that was happening, naturally and supernaturally causes them to be overcome – in wonder, in revelation, in their hearts.
When was the last time I was overcome by entering into the presence of God?
They kneel and worship.
It must have just felt right to do this. When I enter the house where Jesus is I need to ensure that I am willing to respond in a way that feels right ~ with reverence, honour and humility.
Am I coming ready and willing to worship my Saviour King?
They presented their gifts.
We all have something we can give, regardless of the value we may give it. Perhaps it has to become less about what Jesus can give me and more about what I can bring to Him. That when I enter the House and worship Him, I give.
Of what God has given me am I willing to give it back to Him? Am I presenting my gifts for Him to use for His glory?
I am praying that in 2015 my life with Jesus would better reflect these great attitudes. How about you?