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Isaiah 49:1-7; Revelation 21:22-27; Matthew 12:14-21

Today is Epiphany—the season of light. We celebrate Jesus, our light of the world, as manifested by the people of the world, as the Magi came to seek Jesus. The Magi represent worldly wisdom being drawn to the light of the world. This star causes them to look beyond the earthly arena of their wisdom and expertise. The story unfolds in the Scripture for us, as the Magi being offered a bigger perspective of life, a life not caught up in everyday things, but in the mission of God to serve the world.

We read in Revelation that God’s glory, his Son Jesus, gives light and hope to a dark world. Jesus is the one that nourishes us so that we can walk as nations and kings in his glory and light. His light in us allows us to beam that light to a world that, more often than not, depends on its own wisdom. Let the light of the Lamb shine through you today, because his light is a light of hope and glory to the whole world.

Prayer: Lord, help us to focus and hope in your light instead of trusting in things of the world. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Dieter Punt, Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, NC.

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