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Although we should be telling others about Jesus throughout the year, Christmas gives us many opportunities to share the gospel. The lights remind us that Jesus is the Light. The Christmas tree reminds us that Jesus gave His life upon a tree. And gifts remind us of the greatest gift…salvation through Jesus Christ. Some people put an angel on top of their tree reminding them of the Good News the angels brought to the shepherds. Some put a star on top of their tree reminding them of the Magi/wise men. The Bible says: “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.” (Matthew 2:1-12 KJV) People assume there were three wise men because of the three gifts mentioned. However, the bible does not say there were only three…there could have been many more. People also think the wise men visited Jesus at the stable the night He was born but if we study the history of the wise men we will learn that they traveled from far away and it probably took them years to get there. In the passage above, it tells us that they visited the child in a house…not a baby in a manger. When they found Jesus, they bowed down and worshiped Him and gave Him gifts. Have you found Jesus? Is He your Lord and Savior? What gifts have you given Him? The Bible says: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8 KJV) God doesn’t want or need physical gifts…He wants us to love Him with ALL of our heart, mind, soul and strength. He gave His ALL for us, may we give our ALL to Him. May we bow down and worship Him, not just at Christmas but every day.