Epiphanytide : Day 2

Star of wonder

Star of light

Star with royal beauty bright

Westward leading

Still proceeding

Guide us to thy perfect light.

The Magi’s journey took them outside their country and their comfort zone. The Wise Men risked the consequences of disobeying Herod, who was known to behave as a madman when provoked and returned to their country by another way.

The journey of faith is often an off-road excursion.

We introduced our children to the first Harry Potter film on Boxing Day. Our 8 year old spent the entire 2 hours asking what would happen next – will Harry do this, will Ron do that, is Hermione this, will the three headed dog… The Potter stories are great for this very reason – you never know what is going to happen next.

The same element of suspense and discovery marked the journey of the Magi, who never knew what road they were going to take next.

What have you discovered on your journey of faith?

Is suspense exciting or anxiety inducing for you?


Almighty and everlasting God, creator of time and space of season and epoch, of birth and evolution of both living creatures and galaxies alike, hear us as we humbly come before you as we mark our brief passage of time as another year begins. We have heard the Christmas story, about how you came to live among us. As we try to understand what this means in our lives we pray that you will guide our life journeys.

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