"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Monday, December 23, 2013

~ Bearing Gifts ~

Keeping it simple, however, things get hairy at times.

Recognizing baby Jesus as the Messiah, the Three Kings traveled thousands of miles to worship Him.



They were persistent.  Following a star that would lead them to the Holy Babe.

Guided by a wondrous star, the magi doggedly sought the Light.

Carrying their gifts of great symbolism, they doggedly pushed forward.




Gold for a king.
 
Incense for a priest.
 
Myrrh, used to anoint the dead. 

Drom relies on straw (in more ways than one) to give him strength and stamina

Quite the expedition.


The star is leading them to Bethlehem.  In Hebrew, Bethlehem means House of Bread.  Hmmm.

They were from the East. 



They were, the Magi.


Stopping a bit from the treacherous journey,
they leave an impression in some places.
 
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.



O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.


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4 comments:

  1. This is just brilliant. I really like the way the story is told and the wonderful pictures which accompany it. Especially the one with the king climbing over a book - this is great. I also love the big bowl of lemons on the right.

    May you all have a very wonderful Christmas full of Love and Joy, and may your New Year be Blessed and Peaceful.

    God bless you and your family.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Victor. Catholic Inspired has some really great ideas!
      The lemons are from my garden. Even in this cold (and recently very frosty) weather, they are giving! My dear son and husband have been covering up the tree to protect it.

      May Christ's Joy, Peace and Love be to you and all your loved ones.
      Christ is Born...Glorify Him!

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  2. What a cute and beautiful meditation! I hope you and the family are enjoying this Christmas Season! God Bless.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer, for all your inspirations!
      Blessings & Joy to your family...

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