Thursday, January 6, is Epiphany – the day in the church year we celebrate the light of Christ revealed to the world. Traditionally, we hear the story of the Magi visiting the child in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1-12). If you were in worship this past Sunday, either in person or online, you received a Star Word to mark Epiphany.
Last year at Epiphany, I shared with you the tradition of receiving a word that is given to guide and inspire you as you navigate the road of the year ahead. If you were present in the sanctuary on Sunday morning, there was a Star Word attached to your bulletin. This is your Star Word – only yours. Keep that word somewhere you will see it every day. If you were worshipping online with us, several Star Words appeared on your screen. You were encouraged to select a word that speaks to you, and write down your Star Word to keep nearby. If you still do not have a Star Word, send me an email and I will make sure one gets sent to you in the mail; or you may pick one up at the church next Sunday before worship.
This week, in your quiet time, in prayers, on your morning walk, as you go about your day, as you look up into the night sky, and as you lie down to sleep, recall your Star Word, and ask yourself, “How has this Star Word guided me today? Where will it lead me tomorrow?”