January 5, 2023

Jan 5, 2023

Image: Melanie Kyer

A Dialog with Epiphany

Arise, shine, for your light has come!

          But I’m tired and really need to sleep some more.

The shepherds are following the light to the Christ Child.

          But I’ve really got to watch these sheep, I’ll come along later.

The wise men are traveling afar to bring gifts,

          But I didn’t have time to shop, I can’t come empty handed.

The drummer boy is offering a song for the baby Jesus,

          But I’m just not that musical.

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.

          But…Wait, even me?

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

          I can do that. Maybe while I’m making dinner.

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace. Goodwill to all.

          Yes, please. All of this.

Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light.

         Guidance. I could definitely use some of that.

– Melanie Kyer