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A New Day Dawns

This poem by Walter Brueggemann, a pre-eminent biblical scholar, brings to the fore all our hopes, fears and anxieties that the dawn of the Christ child brings to our world.

Epiphany

On Epiphany day,
     we are still the people walking.
     We are still people in the dark,
         and the darkness looms large around us,
      beset as we are by fear,
              anxiety, brutality, violence, loss -
      a dozen alienations that we cannot manage.

We are - we could be - people of your light.
    So we pray for the light of your glorious presence
        as we wait for your appearing;
    we pray for the light of your wondrous grace
        as we exhaust our coping capacity;
    we pray for your gift of newness that
        will override our weariness;
    we pray that we may see and know and hear and trust
    in your good rule.

That we may have energy, courage, and freedom to enact
    your rule through the demands of this day.
    We submit our day to you and to your rule, with deep joy and high hope.

In the season of Epiphany, we are on the lookout for signs of the new day dawning, the Day of the Lord, the reign of God, the kingdom of heaven. We read stories of the first signs of this new age: the visitation of the Magi to the Christ child, his baptism by John in the Jordan River, the calling of the disciples, the feeding of the five thousand, and the miracle at Cana.

We read of Jesus' instructions to his disciples about what God considers blessings in the Beatitudes and the costs of sacrificial love in his commands to love our enemies and turn the other cheek.

As we look in awe and wonder at the mystery of life, the beauty of creation teeming with many millions in the forms life takes on our planet, dare we look at ourselves with that same awe and wonder? We have the capacity to be the prism through which the light of gospel, the love of God, bursts forth in many colors revealing love and life in its infinite variety as it has been woven into the fabric of our universe. Each one of us is a gift of God. May we give ourselves wholly and willingly to each other and to our God, just as the Magi gave themselves wholly to the journey of seeking out the kingdom in our time, our home, in the face of the neighbor next door or the one from the opposite side of the word.

Be Blessed!

Jeff+






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© Feb 2017 by The Rev. Jeff Douglas


St. Thomas is a vibrant, welcoming, Christian community cultivating mind, body & spirit through worship, fellowship, and service, loving our neighbors as ourselves

The Rev. Jeff Douglas, Rector

Our Staff:
       Parish Secretary
       Julie Bazemore
       Musician:
       Jonathan Johnston
Our Vestry:
       Claudia Griffin,Sr. Warden
       Michael Steczak, Jr. Warden
       Brenda Hewitt,Clerk
       Ernie Carter,Treasurer
       David Simons
       Fred Liverman
       Rob Outland
       Martie Tayloe
       Dr. Charles Sawyer
       Buddy Jones

Parish Commissions:TBA
       
If you would like to volunteer or have ideas about how St. Thomas' can have a more effective ministry in these areas, contact the appropriate person and make St. Thomas' ministry even better.