The second gift brought by the Wise Men to Jesus was FRANKINCENSE.
“Then they, (The Wise Men from the East), opened their treasure chests and gave Him, (Jesus), gifts of gold, frankincense…” Matthew 2:11
Frankincense is often called “The King of Oils.” How cool is it, that the “King of Oils”, was given to The King of Kings!
I just love those godly tidbits that come together and make us think, did God do that on purpose?
Pondering thoughts about God and His magnificence, are always good for us to do.
God can do ANYTHING He wants to do. Keeping our eyes open to notice His powerful hand at work, gives us a front row seat to His workings!
So, what about this gift? Frankincense is renowned as one of the most prized and precious oils. In Biblical times the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies. In the very definition of the word Frankincense is the translation meaning, “High Quality Incense.”
It is referred to by many as “The Jesus Oil”, or “The Miracle Oil.” This is due to the act that it has proven qualities to rejuvenate skin cells. It has been used for centuries for it’s healing properties.
Frankincense has healing properties and healing brings peace. Isn’t that exactly what The King of Kings, Jesus, brought and continues to bring to all of us?
At this crazy, busy time of year, maybe the greatest gift we can receive from Jesus and give back to Him is our inner peace. The whole world may be spinning around us out of control. The list of gifts to buy, the money to buy them with, and the event to attend, may be spinning out of control. But the gift of Frankincense can remind us that peace is within our reach.
The Wise Men offered the gift of Frankincense, the King of oils, to Jesus. He received it.
Jesus, The King of Kings, is offering us the gift of peace in our spirits, through His Holy Spirit, if we accept it from Him.
Jesus promises a PEACE that the world can not comprehend and that is beyond our understanding. We can have this inner PEACE, even when the world around us is in utter craziness.
“Then you will experience God’s PEACE, which exceeds anything we can understand, His PEACE will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
So, receive His gift of PEACE, and feel His calm take over your being. Take a deep breath, utter a silent prayer and sit for a minute. Allow His spirit to speak to yours. You will be amazed as His gift of Peace floods your being.
God gives peace in the middle of the crazy.
Happy Shopping, Baking, Party Going, Etc…. Friends, don’t forget to B R E A T H E! His peace is for you.
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