It's Epiphany! Do you know where the Christ-child is? It's not often that the Feast of the Epiphany actually falls on Sunday. So, where is the star leading you this Sunday? Are you bringing gifts with the magi? Following the star? Or are you going home by another way? Or, are you doing something completely different this Sunday?
I'm not preaching this Sunday: I am actually packing to leave for a week's vacation starting tomorrow afternoon! However, I do have the children's message. I bought a bright gold balloon in a star shape, which I will carry around the sanctuary, with the children following me. Where do you see God's love?
I have Fair Trade Toffee Caramel coffee brewing, as well as Good Earth Tea, for those who would like it. I think there may also be a little of my mom's Kringla left over from Christmas. I'm also planning on using up some old bread and making French Toast with cinnamon a little later. And, how about some fresh turkey sausage? So, pull out a virtual chair, pull up to the table and share some food and some food for thought.
I leave you with a few words from James Taylor's song, "Home By Another Way," from the CD Never Die Young.
Those magic men the Magi
Some people call them wise
Or oriental, even kings
Well anyway, those guys
They visited with Jesus
They sure enjoyed their stay
Then warned in a dream of King Herod's scheme
They went home by another way
I'll be checking in periodically, between a funeral, a baptism and packing for vacation.