Martin Luther once said: “The world is like a drunken peasant. If you lift him into the saddle on one side, he will fall off on the other side.” These are the chronicles, thoughts, and questions of a Lutheran pastor just struggling to stay on his theological horse, and not fall off one side or the other.
Friday, January 6, 2012
An Epiphany Thought
Well, it's been a while since I've blogged . . . Had a good break after Christmas visiting family and have been using this week to work ahead on a number of things (like Lent!) before my classes start up again next week.
But here's an Epiphany thought for you all: Why did a star appear to lead the Magi to Jesus? Some have opined that it is because the Magi were astrologers or astronomers. Perhaps that is true. But how about this: When God promised Abraham that one of his descendants would be the Saviour, the one through whom all nations would be blessed, he also said that Abraham's descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. So when that great descendant unlike any other descendant comes, so a great star unlike any other star appears.