Just To Touch His Hand

...they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy

Matthew 2:10
Matthew 2:1-12

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The Epiphany of the Lord,

Having forgotten to set his clock alarm, and being eager to get to Church on time, a certain pastor was driving well over the speed limit when he was pulled over by a policeman. The officer was unimpressed by the pastor’s excuse for being in such a hurry. “Well, reverend,” he said, “how would you like me to preach you a nice long sermon?” “Forget the sermon,” the pastor replied, “just get to the collection.”

Reading over today’s Gospel Lesson, I said to myself, “This is an ideal Sunday for skipping the sermon and just taking up the collection.”

In today’s Lesson, Matthew tells us that the star which guided the Wise Men on their journey to see the newborn King “came to rest over the place where the Child was.” And when the Wise Men saw this, “they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy, and going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary, His mother,” (Mt. 2:10). That was it! The…

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