Epiphanies of Life…

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 The Epiphany.

The star that sheds just enough light so that we can take one more step and then we must look to the star again.

So like our lives that we, too, live in exile and fear, but also in HOPE.

So emblematic of the strangeness of Christianity; its inconcongruities and contradictions.

Never what we think its going to be, never what we think we want it to be.

Always a fresh twist, a new pain, a new joy.

Always a God whose ways are not our ways.

Always, just when we think we’ve found a foothold,,,

The order to flee to Egypt.

“Heather King”

May your 2012 be filled with daily, wonderful. and glorious epiphanies of God’s extravagant love for you.



11 thoughts on “Epiphanies of Life…

  1. Oh, I get to be first to Like this–and I really do! I was delighted to see several bloggers do a post on Epiphany, as I remember celebrating it when I was a child in the Episcopal church. This is especially lovely–and piercing–God’s “extravagant” love for us! Such a wonderful word–rich and full of comfort and faithful confidence! Thank you so much. God bless you today, as well.

  2. Excellent poem. It reminds me of Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

  3. Thank you for joining in the celebration of Epiphany with this awe-inspiring poem. That first line about the star requiring us to keep looking up for the light on our next step, and the next one, and the next….It is right on point! So good of you to put that line first, because it is the clue to all the rest.

  4. Pingback: My Epiphany(s) « Finding Order in Chaos

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