Epiphany

Epiphany

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This morning we have the star, and the magi and their faith; they live before us; we can see their hope and their wonder and their journey. And right here at the beginning of the story we hear the promise: this is the path that leads to joy.

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Light Out Of Darkness

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Right up against the birth of the child who is joy to the world, the Gospel sets the story of Rachel’s weeping, the deaths of the innocent children of Bethlehem.
Why?
Because this is a good news that is real. Matthew sets death right up against birth because he knows—God knows—that Jesus comes to a world that needs to be saved. “You will call him Jesus,” the angel says to Joseph, “for he will save his people.” Jesus comes to a world that needs to be saved.

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