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**We have come to give Him homage** (Matthew 2:2).

Matthew 2:2
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalms 72:1-2,7-8,10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

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The Epiphany of the Lord,

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When Cornwallis, the British General, surrendered to General George Washington, to end the American Revolutionary War, the British fifers serenaded the revolutionary spirit and the dawn of a new Era with a popular song of the time. Here are the lyrics:

If buttercups buzz’d after the bee,
If boats were on land, Churches on sea,
If ponies rode men and grass ate the cows,
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse,
If Summer were Spring and the other way round,
Then all the world would be upside-down.

Such paradoxes as these have much in common with the Gospel Message which credits the Early Christians with “turning the world upside-down.” The Lord Jesus, the Apostles, the New Testament writers and the Early Christians all loved to make use of jolting paradoxes in their teaching …

* In the Kingdom of God, the last are first, the first are last.
* Those who save their lives will lose…

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