For many people (myself included) the Nativity Scene is a treasured part of Christmas tradition. The story behind that scene is retold in families year after year. Not because we have forgotten how it goes, but because we treasure it so dearly. The pregnant woman on a donkey. The inn with no room. The stable and animals. The shepherds and wise men. The Christmas star. And, of course, the baby Jesus. It is a beautiful story. One which will be forever retold. However, there is an element of the story that seems rather out of place. The third gift that the wise men bring to the baby Jesus, Myrrh. Myrrh was used to cover up the odours of a body as it decomposes. Not really a gift appropriate for a child. So, why would this man from the East, bring the baby Jesus a gift for a dead person?