“Jesus was born that you might be born again. He lived that you might live. He died that you might die to sin. He is risen, and today He maketh intercession for transgressors that they may be reconciled to God through Him.
Come, then: believe, trust, rejoice, adore! If you have neither gold, frankincense, nor myrrh, bring your faith, your love, your repentance, and falling down before the Son of God pay him the reverence of your hearts.”
–C.H. Spurgeon, “The Star and the Wise Men” as cited on http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/1698.htm, (accessed December 24, 2009).