An AHA Moment
January 6th, Epiphany, is the day on the Christian calendar that recalls the kings from the east who came to worship Jesus, as recorded in
Matthew chapter 2
People often refer to Epiphany as celebrating the THREE kings or THREE wise men who came to worship Jesus. However,
we do not know how many kings there were. But we do know they brought THREE gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
I believe Matthew mentions them to give us an "AHA moment," because of
their prophetic significance!
was associated with kingship (1 Kings 10). The High Priest's vestment was made with gold (Ex. 28), as well as furnishings in the temple (1 Kings 6:20-22).
was an ingredient in the sacred anointing oil and used in sacrificial offering and as a fumigant during animal sacrifices (Ex.
30:7, 34; Lev. 2:1).
was also used as an anointing oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark, the table and all its instruments, and the washbasin and its pedestal. A mix of Myrrh was used to anoint Aaron and his sons—the Priests; it was never to be used on anyone other than the Priests (Ex. 30:22-33).
These three gifts point us to the nature and mission of the Christ-child, the
ONE who became our
High Priest, our Sacrifice, and our King
who came to establish an everlasting kingdom (He. 9; Jn. 19:39-40; Lu. 1:32-33; Rev. 11:15).
As we finish out the Christmas season, let us be inspired anew to
worship our King and tell the good news message of salvation!
Watch a video of how to make my
Epiphany Keepsake Ornament.
Copyright 2020 Sarah Keith
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