Have your Christmas decorations been packed into boxes and put away? If so, you are not alone! 2018 has begun and we are moving forward. Meanwhile, some wise and wealthy travelers are transporting their boxes across a challenging landscape. They are carrying gifts they wish to present to a newborn king. Their journey, and their arrival at the humble dwelling where Mary and Joseph are caring for Jesus, help us to glimpse the full significance of Christ’s presence in the world. God is with us not just for a day or a season or a moment at the manger. God is with us for all time, here in the world for the salvation of all people.
Our scripture text this Sunday, January 7, is Matthew 2:1-12. April’s sermon title is “Guided by Wonder.” We will share together in holy communion as we start the new calendar year in faith, hope, and love.
See you at church!