The Wise Men were warned of the birth of Christ by the
appearance of a strange star in the heavens and were guided by it to the
stable in Bethlehem where the Savior had been born.
"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they
had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and
frankincense and myrrh." (Matt 2:11)
Melchior`s frankincense is a reminder that Jesus was God (frankincense
was burnt in divine worship).