Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh: Which of These Was Most Useful?

We've all heard the story. Matthew 2:11 talks about Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. So which of these was the most useful? From a strictly monetary point of view, it was the gold. That would allow mom to buy some things for the baby. But what of the other two? Myrrh is a powerful natural antibiotic. It is part of a formula I use successfully to treat sinusitis. In his early years, the baby would have benefitted from having this around for the illnesses of youth. Frankincense is a powerful pain reliever for arthritis. Now we have multiple randomized studies showing that it benefits arthritis sufferers. So all three were equally valuable for the child.