Happy Epiphany!

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!

3 thoughts on “Happy Epiphany!”

  1. Sometimes getting rid of the old is the hardest. Deciding what is bogging you down or what needs to be replaced is often very difficult. Adding a “new” item can be refreshing. I hope 2015 will be a year of good health and happiness for all.

  2. Thanks for the blog entry. Once again I sound a bit like a recording stuck on replay, but we really need to reassess our times of worship to fit in with the lifestyles of the 21st century. In order to be relevant, and hopefully attract younger members of our church family, our worship times and styles need to fit their schedules and needs. I refuse to believe that the under 40s folks are not interested in the church and it’s work, it’s just that they are overwhelmed with many of life’s necessitates, as they see them, and church support is not high on their agenda. We also need to continue with the traditional services but it’s worth a try.

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