January 5 - The Gift of Wisdom It’s the 11th day of Christmas, and as we approach the Day of Epiphany, we consider how God revealed Himself to the world. He gave the gift of wisdom to the “wise” men. All these years later, He continues to give the gift of wisdom to people like us.
Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12
January 12 - New Beginnings
We enter a new year, and focus on new beginnings. But our new beginnings don’t arrive simply because of a date on the calendar. Instead our gift of new life comes by the power of God. “Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.” Readings: Romans 6:1-11, Matthew 3:13-17