25 Days Until Christmas!
David Owens tells the story about three small boys were in a Christmas play at school.
They represented the three wise men and they were to give their gifts to baby Jesus. The first boy stepped forward, held out the gift in his hands and said, “Gold.” The second boy stepped forward, held out his gift and said, “Myrrh.” The third boy stepped forward, held out his gift and said, “Frank sent this.”
Maybe one of the wise men was named Frank. Maybe that was completely on target. Odds are, probably not. I know there will be many packages exchanged this year with many names attached to them. Names that will read: from Mom and Dad, from Aunt _____, from Uncle ____, from Grandma, Grandpa, Cousin, Brother, Sister, Santa, Friend.
As we look to the manger, we see many names attached to this tag. Isaiah told us the names this baby would have: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah also said the government would be upon His shoulders.
This Christmas, every time you read a name tag, don’t forget the tag on the manger. Those are not names to overlook. Those are names to cherish.