An Epiphany Collect

Today is Epiphany. The day in the Christian calendar we recognize that God opened the Good News to all people by the star lighting the path for the Wise Men to find Jesus. What a great image of prevenient grace. God reaching out and using all means necessary to project a path to hope eternal. While the star would have been obvious to all – don’t miss that it was travelers from the East who took the time to notice and wander in the star’s direction.

May we lift our heads this day to the grace that is all around us but that often goes unnoticed.

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Sprit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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