Tomorrow, January 6th, the western Church celebrates the season of Epiphany which begins with the Magi bringing gifts to the Baby Jesus. The Eastern or Orthodox churches celebrate the day after sunset as the beginning of their Christmas because of the Gregorian calendar. Their gift giving coincides with the Magi’s.
When a friend’s child was two years old, she stood in front of the present-crowded tree and sang “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. How surprised she was to find out the presents weren’t for Him!
Julie B Cosgrove is an award-winning author and also a faith-based freelance writer who writes devotionals for several publications and websites. She is an editor and writer for the digital ministry Power to Change, sponsored by Cru Canada and is supported by prayer and financial partners. Visit her website www.juliebcosgrove.com to learn about her ministry and preview her books.