Wig’s Word of God Today 1-6-2012
The Epiphany of Christ to every human being regardless of race or desire.
Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn King of the Jews? We saw His Star at its rising and have come to do Him homage.” Matthew 2:1c-2
Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72, Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 & Matthew 2:1-12
We celebrate the beauty of Christ’s birth today in what tradition calls the “Epiphany” described in our reading today as the arrival of the Magi “from the east” “to do Him homage.” Today also represents the last day of the Twelve Days of Christmas we’ve been praying for these last two weeks instilling in our hearts the beauty of God coming to be with His people. What many of you may not know is the “Magi” are not counted in the Bible as totaling three even though many cultures celebrate wonderful traditions represented by the “Three Kings” or “Three Wise Men” deepening the mystery we embrace to live in His Salvation. Today we can have our own Epiphany each and every day by loving His Word guided practice to instill prayer unafraid to preach in silence or aloud the Gospel His love fashioned as the manifestation of Christ to every human being regardless of race or desire.
We can celebrate one revelation after another by soaking the Truth into our souls cleansing our hearts of unwanted memories, moments and motivations that keep us totally from Christ’s unending love. People will have their own Epiphany’s from your love of Christ too celebrating with you a resounding breath of fresh air we all take to establish and maintain God’s Courage of His Son Jesus Christ. I just had another Epiphany, did you? Yesterday I finished presenting the Book of genesis in poetry I worked on for about 50 days or more. I’ll be moving into Exodus now continuing my Spirit-led rhymes of God’s love hoping I can bring a smile of God’s love to your heart and a desire to give ourselves completely to His Will. I believe in my heart this is a moment-by-moment Epiphany if you submit yourself to practice, prayer and preaching. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray day 12 of our 12 Days of Christmas giving thanks the Maji went home a different route. Praying for Greg Bishop’s tumor to shrink in his liver. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Carolina prayers for March. Prayers of thanksgiving for Tommy Leong. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
The Magi- Rough or Royal? Matthew 2:1-12
They came from the east
No mention of the least
Only telling the vision complete
To King Herod the baby killer feat
Described as Magi of unknown seats
Royal or rough who’d know to speak?
Herod asked for the location to keep
His reign in favor of his child death retreat
On their way they followed the star to repeat
A Morning Star’s Epiphany from afar to greet
It was still in place upon leaving Herod’s bleak
They found Him in a house paying homage at His feet
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins January 6, 2013 @ 6:13 AM EST