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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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Precious!

15th January 2015

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In a moment of stillness, maybe having done yesterday’s thought again, know that God is near. The light of the world, the eternal God from beyond our knowing is here with us.

The wise-ones gave a gift of gold to the light of the world. As they give it, they acknowledged that they were in the presence of one who was above and beyond all worldly concepts of kingship. They gave gold representing that we need to give to God what has generously been given to us.

What is most precious to you?

Simon Crook – Assistant Curate, Huddersfield Parish Church.

Regal and Knowing

12th January 2015

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What knowledge did these wise-one hold? They were given this title ‘Magi’, the root word which gives us ‘magic’ and ‘magician’ and were said to have great understanding in fields which included astrology, alchemy and other forms of esoteric knowledge.

Their identification as kings in later Christian writings is probably linked to Psalms 72:11, “May all kings fall down before him”.

So we have two views of these visitors, regal and knowledge.

Oh the we could claim the same when we draw close to visiting God.

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

The Disappearing Wise-ones

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At most demi-rant, at least an observation!

Magi are a dying breed.

Type ‘Magi’ into Google Images and you will not get a bible view of three men on camels. They have been superseded by ‘anime’ characters.

If it can happen to such famed individuals, well……..!

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