The Journey to an Epiphany – December 27, 2023
December 27, 2023
The Third Day of Christmas
The Journey to an Epiphany
Each of us can recall a time when we looked forward to something of great import to us. It could have been a graduation, birth of a child, or the completion of a project, or a mission. The looking forward to it, the fulfillment of the promise of that which was to come, was always a piece of the whole, for the climax would not be as precious without the accepting, the believing, and the journey of it all. And that is what occupies my thoughts so often this time of year. This time we have been renewing and remembering the path toward The Incarnation. And the time of waiting, seeking, and hoping made it all even more precious. God made flesh! It happened! Nothing we do or say can ever change the glorious truth that The Word was made flesh. How we choose to see this is all up to us. It would be a blessing to see it together. It is exciting to continue our journey, with each other, bringing even more wonder to our lives as we walk The Path of Epiphany.
On this third day of Christmas, 2023, the reading I have chosen is from Luke 2:15-20.
December 26, 2023
“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Luke 2:15-20