January 6. The word infamy has been used to describe the day after the events took place in Washington D.C. Let me use another word. Epiphany. For January 6 is thirteen days after Christmas Day which is the day in the Christian calendar we remember God’s faithfulness revealed to all people. Coincidence you say? Grace is no accident. Ever.
It was a star in the west that drew the travelers from the east to the town of Bethlehem to worship the King of the Jews. May it not be lost on us that in the midst of one of the most troubling days of our nation’s history we were reminded of God’s presence, power, and indeed possibilities for a new day dawning.
The key is to look up for the hope of Christ instead of down at the difficulties. Lift our gaze to see where God is working and then run to that place with our gifts to offer. If the travelers from the east taught us anything – it is surely that.
The signs are all around us if we will but lift our gaze.