11 Upon entering the house, they saw the child with his mother Miryam; and they prostrated themselves and worshipped him. Then they opened their bags and presented him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
This as you know is speaking of the Magi. They had traveled far and for many many months, perhaps nearly two years to reach the house described here. They first prostrated themselves and worshiped the GOD Toddler and then offered their gifts. Their gifts were costly and prophetic. Gold, frankincense and myrrh. I have said in 21st Century terms that the Father was paying His Child Support with these gifts and I actually believe that. Gold to finance the trip to Egypt and back, I think, and perhaps longer until YESHUA was old enough to work in the carpenter shop. However, a little research has told me the frankincense and myrrh may have been even more valuable than the gold. Click HERE and read about these two medicinal, healing resins. And as you may know myrrh is a burial ‘spice’.
Here’s an excerpt: The Roman historian and botanist Pliny the Elder, who recommended frankincense as an antidote to hemlock poisoning, wrote in the first century A.D. that the pricey dried sap had made the southern Arabians the richest people on earth.
For sure, for sure JESUS is the cure for what has poisoned us. He is surely the antidote for all that ails us. He surely died to give us life and He is a treasure light years more precious than the purest gold.
As the title of today’s post says: a little trivia that is by no means trivial. I hope you have enjoyed the information and I hope we will all become more and more in AWE of our GOD as we learn more and more that HE is the Master of the Details. I find much comfort and security in this fact.
ABBA, ADONAI, HOLY SPIRIT, You are Awesome. Thank You, thank You for being You and drawing us to Yourself in YESHUA’s Holy Name.