Matthew 2:10-11 tells us, “When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
These men were stargazers. But, they just witnessed the birth of Christ Jesus. The very ONE who created the stars was now pointing them to their Creator.
Something happened in the hearts of these men. When they witnessed the Christ-child with his mother Mary, they immediately bowed down, worshiped and gave Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Their hearts had been changed and they were no longer worshipping the stars but the Creator of the stars.
What do you worship at Christmas?
We can worship material things by making sure everyone on our gift list gets the newest electronic device. We can worship our family gatherings because everyone made it home for the Christmas celebration. We can worship our Christmas Eve service because our church even includes live animals during the manger scene. But each of us worships something or someone.
Let’s learn from the wise men.
They chose to worship Christ alone. A god of our own making isn’t worthy of our worship, but the true God is worthy of our praise and devotion.
To worship is to bow down in reverence. To worship is to recognize Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection. Because of Jesus, we now have the opportunity to be in direct relationship with Him and become God’s adopted children!
Simply put, we should worship the Lord at Christmas and every day of the year.
Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord.
This Christmas Day, the Nebraska Family Alliance team and board of directors are grateful for your partnership to work together to ensure that Nebraska is a state where God is honored, religious liberty flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.