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Expectation of Yon Kings

Wednesday 6th January

So how wise were these kings or magi that visited the baby/toddler Jesus.

They brought gifts of significance and meaning, they followed this star…..

….but they went to a palace and ask a tyrant who had no new offspring. Why didn’t Herod snaffle their treasures?

What was their Epiphany when they eventually reached their destination?

Worship!

Mmmmmmmmmm………!

  

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Are You Barred?

13th January 2015

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These Wise-one, Kings or Magi and indeed the visiting shepherds all give vision, give Epiphany to different groups of people. The shepherds visit on behalf of the poor and lowly, the Kings represent power and wealth. The shepherd represent the downtrodden and uneducated, the wisemen the knowledgable and knowing. The shepherds are seen as the visitation of the Jewish nation, whilst the magi as the Gentile world.

In our prejudice we would easily keep someone from meeting Jesus. Whoever the wise-ones or shepherds represent, they too would naturally turn into gate keepers; blocking the Jew or Gentile, the rich or poor, the wise, who got the wrong theology or the simple, because they could not understand.

The Epiphany showing is that there is real open invitation to visit Him.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Wise-ones

11th January 2015

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I struggle with the term of ‘Kings’ visiting Jesus.

A better translation would be ‘wise-ones’ or ‘magi’.

I understand Iranian Christians claim them for their own, as saints from what was Persia.

The number you will find disputed, three was only the number of the gifts they carried with them. There could have been many in a caravan and they probably had females in their number. In Eastern Christianity, especially the Syriac churches, the Magi often number twelve.

The important issue is that they came seeking this ‘King born of the Jews’. Seeing and recognising the signs are separate use of the senses.

God grant me such sight in equal measure – wisdom indeed!

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church