“They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
The church calendar recognizes the season of Epiphany from January 6th until the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday which is celebrated as the Transfiguration of our Lord which this year is February 23rd. Epiphany, the Feast of the Three Kings is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on January 6th and is the time when Christians remember the Wise Men (also sometimes called the Three Kings) who visited Jesus.
These Wise Men were likely from Persia (today’s Iran). They saw something in the heavens that led them to conclude that a new and great king had been born in Judea, and though they were foreigners they came to worship this king.
Epiphany is a good season of the church year to think about our worship of this newborn king. Every day is an epiphany in which we can honor and worship our Lord. We don’t need to wait for Sunday. Every day we can kneel before our Lord and open the treasure of our lives. In there, we find unending gifts of every kind to offer in worship.
Every day we can bring gratitude to God and share our desire to grow more loving and offer our trust that God is present and active in our lives. Everyday we can ask God to increase our faith and hope in God’s promise of abundant life.
God is a great bestower of gifts, and if we look closely, we will see the treasure chest our lives hold. Everyday, let the Epiphany star stand boldly over your heart, so you remember the presence of the God and worship.