TODAY IS Epiphany, the day we celebrate the coming of the Magi. In the Hispanic world, it is known as “The Day of the Three Kings” (El Día de los Tres Reyes). In many Hispanic and Latin cultures this is the day when gifts are given. The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates January 6 as the date of Jesus’ birth, the Epiphany of the Lord…
Read Matthew 2:1-12; then pray this prayer:
Star of wonder,
you have led us,
along with so many,
to the Child of the Light.
Continue to guide us on our journey
to be Followers of the One,
the Creator and Redeemer
and Sustainer of us all.
For it is in Christ’s name
that we pray,
– Beth A. Richardson
Child of the Light
From page 101 of Child of the Light: Walking through Advent and Christmas by Beth A. Richardson. Copyright © 2005 by Beth A. Richardson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.
On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Matthew 2:11, NRSV
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