Matthew 2:9-11 (KJV)
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
Oh Lord, I am honored to be here with You this day. Thank You for allowing me in Your presence, in order to thank You personally for Your glorious birth. Yes, Jesus, I thank You, God, for coming down to save us from our sins. I wish I was around that time of year on earth, for it would have been a big blessing to see You while You were born or serving on earth. I can just imagine what I would do if I would have seen You in person. Would You have called my name out of the thousands of people You passed by? I would hope so, and even if You didn’t, I would still run up to You, Lord. And after coming up to You, I would not be able to stop myself from crying, falling to my knees, and worshipping You, Jesus. Maybe this will be what it will be like after I die and I can finally see You in person. These many years have I been longing to have a glimpse of what it would be like to have You in my presence physically. Where I could know that You were right by my side. I know that You can show Yourself to me in dreams and visions, but how awesome would it be if You came to me while I was wide awake also. Oh, how I can wish! You are what I need, God. Without You I am nothing, but with You I am everything. Therefore, will I prepare each day to meet You. Not doing what I think is right, but what You would will me to do in this life. I pray that my life speaks volumes of my love and devotion to You, my King. I truly do love You. Even more than You will ever know. I adore You, Jesus. Amen.
We celebrate Jesus and His birth this time of year. Because He came, our sins can be forgiven, while our path is set in motion.