Were it not for the shepherds, there would have been no reception. And were it not for a group of stargazers, there would have been no gifts. (Max Lucado, pastor and author)

As we begin this Christmas week, our thoughts often go to that wonderful; historic event of the birth of the baby Jesus. What would it have been like to have been the shepherds who heard that first announcement? Or the Magi who followed that star to find the promised Messiah and give him gifts and worship. We are blessed give our worship and gifts this season in the name of the One who came for us.

[The Magi] saw the child . . . bowed down and worshiped . . . opened their treasures and presented him with gifts. (Matthew 2:11)