January 6th is the real date for Epiphany, but today is also known as Epiphany Sunday. My friend Natalie was the first to enlighten me years ago that the wise men did not visit Jesus in the manger. She always has her wise men across the room, with camels, traveling to see the baby Jesus...of course, they are coming from the East. I think of Natalie every time I see a manger!
I was thinking how serious these men were to follow the star and bring gifts to Jesus. We don't know if these men were kings, we don't know if there were only only three of them, but we do know they journeyed to see the King of Kings....Jesus. They brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh,symbolizing royalty, deity and death.
So what gift would give to Jesus if you were traveling with the wise men?
What gift would you give Jesus today?
Something to think about.
It's been a snowy day here in Troutdale. I think the winds have settled down a bit tonight. freezing rain is falling now.