Sunday 5 January 2020
The Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6. Psalm 71(72):1-2, 7-8, 10-13. Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6. Matthew 2:1-12.
Lord, every nation on earth will adore you – Psalm 71(72):1-2, 7-8, 10-13
The glory and light of our Lord will shine on us constantly.
The more I read this piece from Isaiah the more I see it contains everything required for complete happiness. The glory and light of our Lord will shine on us constantly and we will never be without Our Lord’s presence. People will be drawn to Our Lord within us. Our children will come home to the Lord from afar, the wealth of the nations will be brought to us and we will tremble with excitement as the people tell the good news of what the Lord has done. What a wonderful future to look forward to as this New Year begins!
In the Gospel, we learn that so soon after celebrating the birth of Jesus, the first threats to His safety begin to appear. It involved the wrath of a King and it was dealt with by the God of wisdom. So Mary and Joseph’s visitors are not known as the three wise men for nothing. Lord, help us to see the threats to our peace, our faith and our spiritual well-being, and bless us with the wisdom you offered to these men from the East.