The goodness and kindness of the eternal God has broken forth into our own time and our own lives. By it, we have been made heirs of the hope of eternal life.
We hear in the Gospel that this passage is about Jesus: that the Virgin Mary conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and gave birth to the eternal Son of God. This is the sign to us that the Lord is with us – to forgive us, to bless us, to defend us, and to save us from our true enemies of sin and death.
Text: Matthew 2:1-12 Today we celebrate the feast of our Lord’s Epiphany. The twelve days of Christmas are coming to a close as the glory of the Lord’s birth is made known to Gentile wise men from the East. During the Christmas season, we celebrated the mystery of the Incarnation – that the eternal CreatorContinue reading “For So It Is Written”
Text: Luke 2:22-40 RIP. You’ve seen those letters before. If you’ve ever been in a cemetery and seen them on the old gravestones, then you know where this phrase was originally used. Nowadays, we frequently see the letters RIP in obituaries and on Facebook. The three letters are an acronym for Rest in Peace, whichContinue reading “Now I Can Depart in Peace”
Text: John 1:1-14 (15-18) “In the beginning was the Word,” St. John wrote. “And the Word was with God, and the Word was God…All things were made through Him…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…full of grace and truth.” Today we celebrate a holiday unlike any other. The eternal Word of God, begottenContinue reading “Full of Grace and Truth”