‘Then they opened their treasures and presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.’ Matthew 2:11 NASB
The Bible tells us: ‘When Jesus was born in Bethlehem… [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east… and have come to worship Him.” …and behold, the star… went before them until it came and stood over the place where the young Child was… And on going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshipped Him. Then opening their treasure bags, they presented to him gifts—gold and frankincense and myrrh.’ (Matthew 1:11 AMPC)
We all remember the Christmas story of how the Wise Men followed a star that led them to the Holy Child, and they worshipped Him, laying before Him precious gifts. Mary and Joseph didn’t go out seeking gifts. Although they were forced to spend the night in a stable, they didn’t send out messages asking for gifts. But because they were in the middle of God’s will, He sent them Wise Men on camels, loaded with provisions. If we are in the will of God, He will bring our provision to us. We don’t have to try to chase it down; it will seek us out. We don’t have to try to make things happen; God will bring them to us. We can only expect provision by being faithful to where God has placed us. When we begin to believe this, we are free to cast our care upon Him. We don’t have to stay up all night fretting and worrying.
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