The visit of the wise men can tell us a lot of things. One of those things is that Jesus is a king, but he's not the usual type of king. He came into our world wrapped in cloth and lying in a manger. Rather than a royal palace reception, there wasn't even room for him in the guest room.
Jesus was a king, but not the usual type. Nowhere is that more evident than right here at the table. Here Jesus tells us in the meal he ate with his disciples before he went to the cross that the one who is greatest will be the servant. Here at the table he talked about why people should give their lives in service to others. He showed us that our greatest king, was the one who had come to be a servant himself.
Let us pray.
God who sent your son to us to show us the way of service to you and others, we thank you that Jesus did just that. We thank you that our king showed us your love by living his life for others. Thank you for these symbols of bread and cup that represent him giving his life up for others.
Help us to follow him and serve you by giving our lives in service to you and others as well. Fill us with the Spirit that empowered Jesus so we too can show you to a world that cries out for your presence.
In the name of Jesus you son, Amen.