It's the last day of a long journey. Today is called Epiphany, it’s the end of a long mysterious journey from the Magi/Wise men, the first Gentiles to meet Jesus.
If Hollywood got a hold of the journey of the wise men, they would probably have lots of mishaps along the way. Maybe their camel would break down, they might get lost in the desert. And then the big payoff at the end, the Happily Every After Moment, would be sitting at the feet of Jesus. If they would have known the hardship…would they still have embarked on the journey?
Maybe you too can relate to one of those in your life. Maybe you had an end in 2011…end of a relationship…loss of a loved one…and now you’re embarking on a new adventure…that you’re not quite sure what the end will look like.
Saw this poem today called An Epiphany Blessing that might encourage you in your journey.
For Those Who Have Far to Travel
An Epiphany Blessing ~~Jan L. Richardson
If you could see the journey whole
you might never undertake it;
might never dare the first step
that propels you from the place
you have known
toward the place you know not.
Life is an adventure with all kinds of mishaps along the way… I’m so glad that we don’t know what’s next…because if we did, we might never take the first step.
If someone had told me on my wedding day, that I’d end up raising 3 kids on my own, I wouldn’t have taken that step, and I would have missed out.
Your Happily Ever After Hollywood Moment…when you live through your mishaps with God on your side, isn’t at the end of aisle at a church, but in Heaven, where he promises ”One day…he will wipe every tear away from your eyes.”