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A Christmas message from Virginia Ganskie and Dee Jobes
by David&Dee Jobes
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Our Bright and Morning Star

~ Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea 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~

Radiant, brilliant and beautiful it is against the backdrop of the dark of night. Often we see it in the early hours of the morning when the hush of night is still upon us.

One cannot miss it; its brilliance and glory often transfixes me as I stand and gaze at its beauty.

We know it as the star Venus. But there was to be a more glorious Star that would grace this dark earth one night bringing hope, light and love with Him. His name is Jesus.

This Star, infinitely more beautiful than the fairest diamond, was sent by God the Father to reveal to us what God is like.

He revealed Himself first to the wise men who followed this magnificent Star until it stood over where the young child was. Their souls overflowed with joy when they saw the Christ Child.

So full of joy and adoration, they did the only thing possible at the time – they fell down, and worshipped Him. Somehow, it was revealed to them Who this child was. He was God with us – Emmanuel who would live and then die for us.

He was born a King. Such a King there never has been before. A gentle, humble and most kind King He is. Holiness, perfect purity is the incense that surrounds His Being.

The wise men first presented themselves in worship and then they gave Him gifts.

And what were the gifts they offered to Him? They offered gifts that replicated Who He is and what He came to do. They brought Him Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

Sweetness flows from Frankincense when it is crushed. This gentle King was crushed on the cross for us. To those who know this Jesus, sweetness is the essence of His presence. Gold, representing Deity, was given to Him. He was God. He is God. Myrrh speaks of death. God died for you. God died for me.

As the wise men worshipped and gave their best to the Christ Child, what can we give our beautiful Savior this Christmas? Let us follow the example of the wise men. Let us seek His Star, His Personhood. More than any other thing, He wants us to seek Him and know Him. How beautiful He is! Then, as we find Him and He reveals Himself to us, let us fall down in love in adoration at His feet in worship.Finally, after we present ourselves to Him in worship and adoration, let us present to Him our own gifts and talents.

Virginia Ganskie © Copyright 2005

Gifts from Their Hearts

Oh yonder star that night
so bright on that Holy Night.
Great Wonder in the sky
to guide the wise men from
the East. On a pilgrimage they
journeyed to find The Christ Child,
The King, The Creator of everything.

Journey of days did the Star
guide them to the place called
Bethlehem, where
the prophets of old foretold.
the birth of the Messiah
would be.

They beheld The Christ Child
standing,next to Mary in a humble
home. God becoming poor so
that we would be made rich.
Oh in Awe; the wise men fell
and worshiped at the Little
Boy, Christ Child’s Holy Feet.
for they had found their

Gifts from their hearts, they did
place before The Christ Child.
Oh to behold God in the Flesh;
Jesus, so meek so mild.
Heaven’s Royalty, not living
like a King. To Him gifts
they did bring.

Gifts of gold, frankincense
and myrrh; gifts for Royalty,
For from their hearts, the wise men
showed adoration and worship
to the Holy Child;
as they gazed upon
God Incarnate,

For the wise men from the
East found the Answer to
the questions in their hearts.
For they beheld
The Holy Light, Light of
The world, King of
Glory, The Saviour
and Lord Jesus Christ!

Inspired by God

© Copyright 2005 Mrs. David Jobes (Dee)

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Sharon McClean 04 Dec 2005
What a beautiful job both of you did depicting this most holy event! Two beautiful sisters, writing in such unison about the glorious birth of our Lord and King. A joy to read! Love, Sharon
Mitzi Busby 02 Dec 2005
There is such unity in the Spirit. We are forever Sisters and for that I am thankful. Beautiful, heartfelt job, ladies. Blessings
Helen Harris 02 Dec 2005
What a Joy to see and read from the Beauty in Unity from the Love of Christ pouring from your hearts. Sisters Dee/Virginia thank you for the Blessings received from your Loving Article. What a Great idea. Excellently Done. Keep up the Gifts pouring down from God. Love, Helen
Mary Alice Bowles 01 Dec 2005
It is so wonderful do know how much God really loves us. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful message.
Gloria Laroza T. 01 Dec 2005
Thank you dear sisters in Christ,for these very powerful Christmas messages that are as precious as the wise men's gifts, so heartfelt that I can almost imagine being with the shepherds on that glorious night, 2000 years ago, hearing the voices of the angels as they sing their praises and adoration to the birth of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. May those who read these annointed messages be blessed and be drawn them closer and closer to the heart of Jesus and experience once again the true Spirit of Christmas. Love and blessings, Gloria


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