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.
Jesus was worthy of worship from the time He was born, and He was worthy of worship because of who He was—the holy Son of God, the King of the Jews, the promised Messiah. He was worthy of praise and honor and special devotion. He was worthy of those gifts the wise men brought. He was worthy of adoration and reverence. He was worth the long journey they had taken to get there. He was worthy of any sacrifice they had to make. It was worth seeking Him, leaving some things behind in faith to follow that star and find that precious child.
But how much more should we worship Jesus now after all that He’s done for us. He grew up from being that little baby into a man who took our place on a cross and died for us. He allowed Himself to be led about as a child would be to be beaten and battered for our sakes. He endured a punishment meant for us. He shed His blood so we could live. He overcame so we could have victory. And He imparts to us those precious gifts of eternal life and peace with God and a place in heaven, though we certainly weren’t worthy of such things.
And so now that we have received all these things, how much more should we seek Jesus. How much more should we give to Him. How many more ways we should serve Him. How much more we should devote our lives and our time and our resources to Him and His cause. How much farther we should be willing to go. How much more we should be willing to leave behind. How much more honor and praise we should give to Him. How thankful we should be.
What an amazing thing it is that our Lord came down to earth to dwell among us and to go and die for us, to redeem our souls and rescue us from sin and hell and death. He traveled far to come to us. He brought us precious gifts. He ministered to us. He sacrificed for us. So let’s give back to Him all that we can. Let us live lives worthy of Him. And may we seek to honor, adore and worship Him. The wise men’s purpose was to come and worship a King, and may that be the purpose of our own journey through this life.