Christmas is a time of remembering and celebrating the gift of Jesus as Saviour to the world. Culturally across the world, Christmas is celebrated in many ways and even at different times, but the one idea that we find almost anywhere is the idea of giving gifts.
One can assume that this idea stemmed from the Nativity story where Jesus was presented with gifts by the three wise men who came to visit him.
“And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.”
A Christmas gift is also usually wrapped up in something, as to create expectation of what the content inside might contain. In the same way, the three gifts Jesus received from the three wise men contained the content of a prophetic message of who Jesus is, unwrapping something unique with each treasure.
Over the next three weeks our Christmas series called “Unwrapping Christmas” will be all about discovering the deeper meaning behind the specific gifts Jesus received, and how each of those is a gift immediately passed onto us in what we receive in Christ.
We will start this journey on Sunday with the gift of gold – He received gold, we received a King!
Come on this journey with us as a family for the next three Sundays as we are trusting God that through the messages of “UNWRAPPING CHRISTMAS” we will once again discover the beauty of who Jesus is, and that He would even “unwrap” our own lives, in light of Him.