Matthew, you're probably aware that thousands of lambs were sacrificed during the Passover feast. During the original Passover in Egypt, the angel of death passed over each Jewish home that had lamb's blood on its doorframes. John the Baptist called Jesus "the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."

 

"If I could give Jesus a present, I would give him as much gold as I could find, but I can't give him anything to pay him for dying for me," says Kevin, 10.

 

In the ancient East, you always brought a gift when approaching a superior. Gold has long been the precious metal of royalty. Frankincense was one of the spices in the mixture of incense burned daily in Israel's temple. And myrrh was used to anoint the body of Jesus for burial. Many have seen the royalty, deity and death of Jesus in the wise men's gifts.

 

"I would bring him a gold crown because I love him, and he is the king," says Chelsea, 8.

 

What gift would you bring to the King of Kings?

 

 

Bring a KTAG Arts Festival to your church or school. For details, visit the Arts Festivals page at www.kidstalkaboutgod.org. Bible quotations are from the New King James Version.

 

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