Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 3 – 9 January 2016
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”
2 Corinthians 9:15
On 3 January we will be commemorate the visitation of the Three Biblical Magi to Jesus Christ. Along with them are the gifts they will offer to Him: Myrrh, Frankincense and Gold.
Gold represents the kingship of Jesus Christ throughout the world, while Frankincense (incense) represents the Christ as God and Myrrh (embalming oil) represents mortality and death.
These gifts reflect what Jesus Christ will be here on Earth and as a human: He is God and is the king of everything but He came to pay for our sins (death) and will rule the everything that God has created.
Though Jesus Christ was given gifts by the magi, let us also remember that He himself is a gift – a gift from God to save us from the vileness of our sins and to give us eternal life with Him through His sacrifice. He himself being the gift showed us two things: that no gift on earth can equate what God has given on us and God’s unfailing love for humanity showed that we can be saved from our sins.
Let us thank God for the gift of Jesus Christ, along with other gifts and graces He has given on us.
God’s gift is Himself to the world.