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Good morning.


"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)


The birth was announced by angels, attended by shepherds, and acknowledged by Magi. The Magi were Gentiles from the east seeking to worship the King of the Jews.


Their question was specific: "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?"

They did not seek someone who would “become” king. They were looking for someone who entered the world as King. They were looking for God’s King.


When the Magi found Jesus, they honored Him with gifts: Gold for the everlasting King, Frankincense for the Wonderful Counselor, Myrrh for the Mighty Warrior, and Worship for the Prince of Peace.


The King’s gift of gold recognizes sovereign authority. Jesus is, and always has been, the everlasting King. He offers peace to anyone who repents and proclaims Him as their sovereign Lord.


“Born a King on Bethlehem plain,

Gold I bring to crown Him again,

King forever,

Ceasing never

Over us all to reign”

(Three Kings of Orient by John Henry Hopkins, Jr.)


Reign, King Jesus, reign.


Blessings.

Mike and Daphne

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