Rev. Robinson opened to Matt.2:11, “What Child is This?” As the Son of David, he was the sovereign child. The wise men came with three extraordinary gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The first brought gold- a gift for royalty. Jesus was to be the rightful, righteous king, and the returning king. As the son of Mary, he was the supernatural child. The gift of frankincense was brought as it was for a deity worthy of our worship. Born of a virgin birth, born without Adam’s sin. Not only was if seen as an impossible birth but it was an investigated birth. From kings to wise men to others, all have searched to explain it. He is the Son of God! Even Satan searched for Him and later tried to tempt him to give in to sin but he was a supernatural child indeed. The last gift was myrrh – a fragrance used for embalming a body. What wisdom they had! Jesus was of the flesh during his earthly life but he never sinned. He submitted to the father’s purpose daily without ceasing.
As the son of God, he was the Savior! He brought intervention, salvation, and eternal life. On the cross, he paid the penalty for every sin ever committed. He is coming again one day but for today may we celebrate the gift God gave us with his Son Jesus!! Amen.