The Maggi that brought Jesus gifts is the basis and foundation for much of what we did this morning or did yesterday or will do later. The giving and receiving of gifts on Christmas.
There obviously is enjoyment in receiving gifts, but it’s even more special to give a gift. Thats not a hallmark movie idea, rather the Bible tells us.
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
This is the only direct quote from Jesus’ earthly ministry recorded outside the Gospels. The Bible does not record all the words or deeds of Jesus
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.