Tomorrow is Epiphany. Last year I wrote a post about what the holiday of Epiphany is about and why we celebrate it. You can read that post here, if you are interested.
I have a special recipe to post tomorrow, so I decided I would write an Epiphany post a day early. Since it is Thankful Thursday, I wrote a poem expressing my gratitude for the reason for this holiday – which is the appearing of Christ to the Gentiles (that’s you and me who are not Jewish).
The magi travelled from afar
following the bearing of a new star
The Jewish King of kings to see
the One who came for you and me
He could have come for only His people
then there would be nary a steeple
With His cross raised up high
where every seeking heart could spy
The truth that He loved us all
this Son of God who took the fall
The One whom to all mankind appeared
though by some He was not revered
With the magi let us follow His star
and worship this One who appeared from afar
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2 (NIV).