Today, January the 6th, is the day that we traditionally remember the visit of the Magi or Wise Men to Jesus. In reality, the Magi might have visited Jesus up to two years after he was born- remember, they were coming from the East, how far we don’t know, and they wouldn’t be travelling by any modern method! Whenever they arrived, they were seekers- they saw a sign in the sky that inspired them to leave their homes and search for this child that had been born- a child that would bring hope to so many.
Are we seeking anything in our lives? Meaning, hope, love, connection, rest? Perhaps, at the beginning of this new year, it is a good time for us to re-examine our lives and not necessarily make a New Year’s resolution, but decide to seek, to do something differently this year. Sometimes this means taking on something new, or perhaps getting rid of something old and making more space. It could mean do more of something, or less of something else. It could be an attidude or an activity.
Whatever this New Year brings you, and whatever you might be seeking or looking for, know that God is with you along your journey. Happy Epiphany, everyone!