On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:30 AM

We celebrate the arrival of the Magi to see Jesus on this day. Of course, the “three kings,” as they are often referred to as, did not arrive until much later after Jesus's birth than the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany. Yet, to think too much about that is to miss the point. The big point is that God can call people to himself wherever they might be and whomever they are. By his Spirit, he led the Magi to Christ — an incredible event.

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On a different note, as often is the case, my whole family usually ends up getting together for our Christmas celebration in January and this year it falls on the 2nd day of the Feast of Epiphany (i.e. tomorrow). Onward to the Thirteenth Day of Christmas!

Re: On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
Christmas is not a day. Christmas is a dawn.
Posted by Caedmon Michael - Jan 07, 2012 | 8:44 AM

Re: On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
Well put, Caedmon!
Posted by Timothy Butler - Jan 08, 2012 | 6:05 AM

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