Matthew writes of the Magi bearing gifts for the baby Jesus. The gifts were gold, incense and myrrh.
Gold symbolises a gift for a king. Incense - gift for a deity. Myrrh - gift for a person going to die.
How appropriate that our Lord received gifts to show that He is King, He is God and He is to die for our sins. Truly He is the Messiah - Saviour of the world.
Yet there are many who shun Him or refuse to acknowledge Him. How sad!