Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My people Israel.
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 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. (Matthew 2:1-6, 9-11)
They knew from all the ancient writings about Him that He was King of Kings and Lord of Lords so they presented Him with Gold worthy of a King. They knew He was GOD come down to man, so they worshipped Him with frankincense worthy of our Great High Priest. They understood that He would die for His people even as He spoke GOD's Truth, so they offered Him myrrh worthy of a suffering Prophet.
What a picture they give us of who our Saviour is. And all Jesus asks of us is ourselves, as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable, which is our reasonable service. GOD wants us for Christmas, and throughout the year, to be sold out to Him, and ready and willing to do all that He asks of us. That is our gift to Him, and our gift to those around us who don't yet know Him is to tell everyone the Good News of Salvation that He has purchased with His own blood on the Cross of Calvary that they may be born again and redeemed from their sIn and its judgment.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but wants everyone everywhere to repent and come to the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Believe His Word and receive Him by faith in His finished work on that cruel Roman cross and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. Trust Him and accept His free gift of Salvation today.