In this Christmas video, three modern-day wise men show us that the greatest gifts we can give Jesus Christ are service, love, and charity to others—especially those in need.
When the Wise Men in Jesus Christ’s day traveled to see him, they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
"These are not the gifts Jesus asks of us,” said Thomas S. Monson. “From the treasure of our hearts Jesus asks that we give of ourselves.”
What can you do to lift and encourage those around you this holiday season?
By the sweat of their brows, with their hands, men earn bread. Among them are those that desire to be led. With spiritual eyesight sent from above, they sense a sign pointing to He who is Love. They carry forth gifts not fit for a king. Through service they witness what hope, Emmanuel, means. The child of God they encounter is not found in a manger; it's the brother or sister they once viewed as a stranger.
As the star in the east led the Wise Men of old, the Bread of Life leads wise men today to the hungry and cold and sends to the fatherless, the widow, the poor, earthly angels proclaiming His love evermore. Precious gifts to the Christ child upon a holy night were once brought, but wise men today a new thing are taught. Give unto others as Christ would have you give. Remember the season and echo the reason for His miraculous birth.