“All the nations that you have brought into being will come and fall down in adoration, O’ Lord, they will bring glory to your name.” (Psalm 86:9) This weekend we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord. A time when the three magi or kings traveled from distant lands, to follow a star, an event that indicated a royal birth. What they find is an infant in a simple manger whom, because they are wise, instinctually know is the King of Kings. They are struck with awe and wonder as they gaze at Jesus: Heaven on Earth, man in God, God in man. One with whom the world could never contain or comprehend in a tiny baby’s body, so small. They never questioned His greatness as they presented their gifts; incense for God, gold for a king, and myrrh for one who is to die. We may ask ourselves; how did they know? They followed a star. St. Leo the Great once said:
“The obedience of the star calls us to imitate its humble service: to be servants as best we can, of the grace that invites all men to find Christ.”
But, how do we do this? By bringing awestruck wonder back to our faith in Jesus! Start right now by gazing up at the tabernacle and truly focus on who is housed there: Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who came into the world to save us. “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” Genesis 28:17 WONDERFUL! Happy, Healthy and Holy New Year!