21. The wise men gave Gold, to show that Jesus was a king
When recalling someone and the description ‘heart of gold’ is used, you are meant to imagine kindness in a most precious way. Strangely it suggests kindness so un-bling -like as you can imagine. It is more about the purity of gold which can be found even in its rawest state, nugget like in the dross of clay or silt. This is gold that is worthy of offering.
What offering of gold do you offer today?
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15th January 2015
In a moment of stillness, maybe having done yesterday’s thought again, know that God is near. The light of the world, the eternal God from beyond our knowing is here with us.
The wise-ones gave a gift of gold to the light of the world. As they give it, they acknowledged that they were in the presence of one who was above and beyond all worldly concepts of kingship. They gave gold representing that we need to give to God what has generously been given to us.
What is most precious to you?
Simon Crook – Assistant Curate, Huddersfield Parish Church.