Thank you that like these wise men, I was once distant from you, but you led me to Jesus. When I think of the effort these wise men put forth to find him, I have to admit that I did a lot less and found Jesus all the same. Teach me to put forth more effort now as I seek to know Christ better than I do.
These wise men clearly offered gifts from among the best things that they had — gold, frankincense and myrrh. Teach me also to give all that I have which is valuable to me in the worship of my Savior.
The wise men were also very aware of your leading them: first from a far land to Jerusalem, then to a specific house in Bethlehem and then back to their own country by another way. Teach me also to be aware of your leading in my own life.
Deep down I want to serve you well, follow Jesus and be led by the Spirit in all that I do. Please make my life a more accurate reflection of your will for me. Help me to make it an offering to you and an act of complete worship.
And I ask this for the glory of the name of Jesus Christ.