***a Bright Star Over Bethlehem! - Poem by RAJ NANDY
A BRIGHT STAR OVER
THE GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS!
“We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we travel afar;
Field and fountain, moor and mountain, -
Following the yonder star! ”
- Christmas Carol.
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Named Casper, Melchior and Balthasar, - @
The three wise kings came from the East,
Traveling westward guided by a bright star,
To seek out the child born under this lucky
And to pay their homage, and before him kneel,
For He was to become the Savior and King!
They brought Him precious gifts of Gold,
Frankincense and Myrrh, -
Which were also symbolic gifts by far!
Precious gold has been a gift for royalty always,
For the baby Jesus was to become the uncrowned
King one day!
Frankincense as a soothing perfume - was really
Which also symbolized His future Priesthood!
Myrrh as an embalming ointment was being used, - #
By the ancient Egyptians as a preserving perfume!
This gift of Myrrh brought a breath of life in the
prevailing gloom, -
While symbolizing His sorrowing, suffering and
And leading to His final resurrection, -
To save mankind from their sinful affliction!
So friends, when we celebrate Christmas this
Let us with love bring hope and good cheer,
And help to wipe out those sorrowing tears, -
By giving gifts to those destitute children and
Since we generally tend to forget them always!
And let our Gifts become true symbols, -
His kindness and love let them reflect and
- Raj Nandy
- 23 Dec 09
- New Delhi.
A Very Happy Christmas To All My Readers!
NOTES: - @ =An 8th CenturyAD manuscript says that these three
Wise Men were also astrologers, who had known about the prophecy, -
ie the birth of Jesus who was to be the King of the Jews! They were
guided by a bright star which had shone over the town of Bethlehem
in Judea! Their symbolic Gifts signified the King, the Priest, and
the Savior of mankind respectively! From the Gospel of Matthews we
learn that King Herod had told them to inform him about the Baby’s
location! But since they had been warned by a dream, they returned
by a different route! So Herod gave orders to kill all children 2 years
and below! ! - Fearing this ‘King of the Jews’ will take his throne! !
#MYRRH - was being used by the Egyptians during the 5th century BC, - which they had obtained from Africa. It was used in incense,
perfumes, & holy ointments; mostly for embalming; - signifying
He was to die for mankind! - Thanks For Reading! -
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