On coming to the house, they saw the child 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 2:11
What to give the Person that has everything? What to give God? How do you give God a gift?
The Wise Men knew. Maybe that is why they were called "wise". Gold. Frankincense. Myrrh.
Gold. Metal of kings. Of royalty. Because the child is a king. The King.
Frankincense. A holy substance used in an offering at the altar. Used in the worship of God. Because the child is God.
Myrrh. A resin used in embalming. A perfume. Used in burials. In His burial (John 19:39). Because the child is the Sacrificial Lamb. He was born to die.
He will reigns as King. He is God. In His sacrifice He would give the greatest gift...life!
And the Wise Men thought they were giving Him gifts! How wrong they were. The Child would be the Gift Giver.