Eeeeeek!  Get ready to be excited friends!!

 

I’m doing a few December GIVEAWAYS on my blog this month in honor of this beautiful Christmas season!

 

I’m picking 3 gifts of favorite things to give away relating to my passions, pursuits, or personal pleasures in life.  The GIVEAWAY will be held for 24 hours and the first one starts on the December 2nd (wait… that’s tomorrow!)

 

So why did I choose 3 gifts What’s the significance of choosing the special number 3?

 

Well I’m glad you asked 🙂

 

In the bible, a passage of scripture teaches about a group of wise men (magi) or some refer to as the 3 kings who came to honor the birth of Jesus by following a distinctly purposed star in the nighttime sky.  When they arrived at their destination from the star they followed, they found baby Jesus in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes with his mother Mary.  They gave honor to baby Jesus by delivering 3 unique gifts:

 

 

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.  On coming to the house, they saw the child [Jesus] with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”  (Matthew 2:9-11)

 

3 Gifts were presented to Jesus; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

 

It has been inferred that each gift was a representation of certain characteristics of Jesus:

 

(1) The gold represented his kingship.

(2) The frankincense represented his divinity.

(3) The myrrh represented his forthcoming death on the cross and resurrection–allowing salvation to those all who believe in him.  (John 3:16)

 

A trio of perfect gifts to represent baby Jesus distinctly as the son of God. 

 

I’m not sure I could ever match those gifts given on that beautiful Christmas day, yet I would like to giveaway 3 gifts I feel represent “me” in some small way–my passions, pursuits and personal pleasures in life.

 

(As a side-note, I am so incredibly thankful for my family, friends, and followers a-like who inspire and encourage me to keep writing, keep pursuing, and keep becoming the person God has created me to be.)

 

So stay tuned as I reveal my 3 gifts to giveaway to you as you follow along with me at Refine and Restore! 

 

(First GIVEAWAY starts December 2nd at Midnight and ends December 3rd at Midnight)

 

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