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O Come Let Us Adore Him

After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary, His mother, and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11 NASB

Photo courtesy of pixabay.The Christmas season is soon approaching. Amid the activity, getting caught up with preparations and festivities is easy. So is going to great lengths to find just the right gift to demonstrate our love.

The wise men made a diligent search to find the long-awaited Messiah. Upon seeing the star which rested over the place where Jesus lived, “they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” What superlatives. They experienced sheer joy in the presence of the Savior. When the Magi came to the place where Jesus was staying with Mary and Joseph, “they fell to the ground and worshiped Him.”

I wonder what that moment was like. The star shining in the night sky … wise men traveling a great distance bearing gifts. What a sight it must have been. They took great pains to find Jesus, because they wanted to present tokens of their love.

The birth of the Savior should stir in us a holy pause. God sent His one and only Son into the world to rescue us. That thought should fill us with unspeakable joy and cause us to fall prostrate in worship of Christ our King.

Jesus Christ is worthy of our worship. The Magi understood His worth—evidenced by the gifts they gave Him. In the bustle of this Christmas season, take time to demonstrate your love to Christ and to ponder His majesty.

Bow down in worship. Kneel before the LORD your Maker.

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Nydia DiCarali

Nydia DiCarali resides in New York, has been happily married for twenty years, and is the mother of two teenagers, ages seventeen and fourteen. She has been a Christian for more than twenty-four years and has spent the last thirteen years teaching women’s Bible studies and coordinating retreats and conferences at her local church. She currently serves on the board of a Christian foundation in Long Island that serves women and children in crisis. Nydia also works for a Christian ministry that has recently opened an orphanage in West Africa. Through her involvement with these ministries, she has had the opportunity to create newsletters and provide website content. She loves to encourage others and believes if we allow ourselves to be governed by God’s Word, we can live as more than conquerors.