December 26, 2016
Following the star
The magi leave one union
To find another.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2016
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January 5, 2015
Some would say my lover stole my heart
I gave it to Him freely
And He replaced it with His own.
By Martha L Shaw – © 1-5-2015
December 30, 2014
We are halfway into the Christmas season and the magi should, at this point, likewise be halfway to the Babe . . . that being said . . . if we take our custom of celebrating literally, then Jesus and His earthly parents spent 12 days (at least) living in the stable/cave with animals and dung . . . and His life was going to grow much more difficult than this and ALL FOR EACH ONE OF US.
December 27, 2012
This cost me just a dollar or at the most two, yet it is worth more to me than money. It represents everything Jesus came to do and everything He did . . . for me. When I hold it in my hand, the entire circular base of the basket depicts all of the characters in the Bible story we heard a day or two ago. The scented dried florals in it remind me of both the gifts brought to Him at Epiphany and the perfume later used to wash His feet. The handle looks, to me, like a crown of thorns which, we know all too well, was later placed on His head as He was mocked and killed for each one of us. They say a baby changes everything . . . this one did.
January 6, 2012
Okay, it is now Epiphany. The Magi have arrived (via Biblical GPS – God Provided Star) and Jesus has gotten His presents.
You may now take down your Christmas trees!
January 5, 2012
January 5 is considered throughout the world and throughout Christianity, to be the last day of Christmas. I’ve heard DAILY since December 26th that “Christmas is over” but as I sit here it is the night before the 12th and final day of Christmas as Biblical history tells us that Epiphany January 6, the day celebrating the arrival of the Magi, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, who followed the star to reach the Christ child and brought Him gifts, begins the new season.
The Magi were the first Gentiles to see the newborn King and thus the word “Epiphany” means “to show” or “to make known” which is exactly what happened on that day as Jesus was indeed revealed to the world.