It Is Well with My Soul: The Sacred Roots Annual 2022-2023
T he S eason after E piphany
T he E piphany of the L ord January 6, 2023
Epiphany commemorates the coming of the Magi, the wise men from the East who followed the star in search of the Christ child. This season emphasizes Christ’s mission to the Gentiles and his claim of salvation for the world.
TODAY’S THEME The Magi, Matthew 2.1-12
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, Magi (wise men) from the east came to Jerusalem to find the “King of the Jews.” Having seen his star when it rose, they journeyed to come and worship him. After learning from Herod and the chief priests and scribes that Christ was to be born in Bethlehem, they journeyed there, and having seen the star that rose before them, they followed on until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When the Magi saw the child Jesus and his mother Mary, they fell down and worshiped him. They opened their treasures, offered him the gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh, and returned home, skirting Herod’s path, having been warned in a dream to avoid him. Through God’s own special revelation, the Magi sought to find and worship Israel’s messiah-king. Like them, let us seek and adore the Child, of the ancestry of David, who is destined to reign as King and Lord of the eternal Kingdom of God.
D aily D evotional G uide P reparing O ur H earts Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation
O God, by whose light men from the east were led into the knowledge of thy blessed Son; send out thy light and thy truth into the east and the
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