(January 5, 2014) We see what we expect to see, and we let our expectations shape our reality. For the magi, who were open to seeing new things, they followed the signs to something new and let their dreams and visions guide them. For Herod, who expected violence and bloodshed– not so much. I invite the congregation into an exercise of picking a word (on a star), and letting that word be a focus point through which they see the new year, letting God speak to them. (Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12)
The idea about star-words came from Marci Glass, a member of RevGalBlogPals. Thanks, Marci!