The weighty hymn “The Star Proclaims the King Is Here” (LSB 399) is an ancient hymn excerpted from the same poem as our Christmas hymn …
Epiphany is Christmas 2.0. Its conspicuous place following the nativity narrative in Matthew’s Gospel presents it as the “other Christmas,” the “Christmas of the Gentiles.” At the first Christmas we find a swaddled baby in a manger visited by shepherds from the fields summoned by angels. In the “other Christmas,” we find a toddler at
As dark days become brighter, Epiphany delivers us the Jesus who Himself is the Light of the World.
Of all the Gentiles, the Magi would have been some of the most unlikely converts and worshipers. Yet even so, they came and worshiped the Savior.