The Gift of Myrrh
“Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.” -Matthew 2:11
Have you ever wondered why the Magi gave Jesus myrrh as a gift? I am reminded of a line from Pixar’s “Toy Story” which one of the characters says, “who invited that kid?” Myrrh was the principle ingredient in the anointing oil. It was also used as a perfume and for embalming. This gift would be a prophetic sign of Jesus’ future, for Jesus would experience all three uses of this gift. Jesus gave his life for you and for me. In the world’s greatest act of love that God would give his one and only Son as a sacrifice for you and me. As you go through your day today rejoice as the Magi did and worship the Savior of the world, Jesus.