Reaching out from Grand Lake Community Chapel
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let rejoice in the new year, and all the promise it holds, and let us rejoice that our celebration of the birth of our Savior continues for a few more days! This coming Thursday is the twelfth day of Christmas, and Friday is the Epiphany of our Lord, the day on which the Magi arrived in Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn Christ. Both of these events are significant, and are worthy of our observance.
The end of the Season of Christmas DOES NOT mean that we should put away Christ when we put away our decorations and holiday sweaters; it means that it’s now time to live into the promise of the arrival of the Son of Man, and make the joy and delight of the season a part of every day of our lives. It means that the four virtues of Advent – hope, peace, joy, and love – should be the foundation upon which we build the new year. The arrival of the Magi, after their long journey, reminds us that the way of the Lord is neither short nor always smooth, but that it’s always worth the effort to travel on the path that leads to righteousness and eternal life. And Epiphany also reminds us that we should be attentive to the voices of angels, who whisper warning and wisdom in our ears, so that we don’t put ourselves (or others) in danger by not heeding their words.
We hope and pray that 2023 is filled with joy, wonder, happiness, and love. God is good, all the time! And all the time, God is good!
Blessings to you!
Karen and Greg
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How great are Your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep. Psalm 92:5