It is the morning of Sunday, Jan. 4th, and I am preaching a sermon on the Epiphany...a few days earlier than the actual celebration on Jan. 6th. I truly am intrigued by this story, perhaps because of an excellent production of Amahl and the Night Visitor that I saw at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.
What is wonderful about this story is the gathering at the destination point: the star, the Magi, the shepherds, Joseph and Mary, and Jesus. All have finally made it to their destination point: adoration of the Christ child, our Redeemer.
Happy Epiphany, pilgrims today!
Salaam and shalom!