“And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh” (Matthew 2:9-11, ESV).
Epiphany is the church’s annual remembrance of the visit of the magi. The coming of these men from far away to worship the newborn Savior underlines the universality of the gospel message: all who hear are invited to come, to believe and receive the gift of salvation in Jesus Christ. And all who believe are called to worship the King.
Let us give continual praise to Christ our King. He has loved us, and come for our redemption; He has called us to Himself. However far away we have been, let us heed the call of Christ and turn to Him in grateful acceptance and loyal love, giving our gifts to the Savior who has drawn us to Himself.