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 and of incense and of myrrh.

Matthew 2:11

The carol Silent Night, in its English translation says, round yon virgin mother and child. Mathew reverses that order – his focus is on the child. That is repeated 3 times in this chapter: v13,14 and 20.

The inspiration of the Holy Spirit is vital though easily missed.

Oh, note too, the gifts are for the child, not Mary and Joseph.

Daily Reading: Psalm 48

Bible in One Year: Luke 2 21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61