Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Opus 2020-007: Toddlers and Wise Men

Today is Epiphany.  It is the day that celebrates the coming of the wise men.  The Eastern churches celebrate Christmas on this day.  I believe it marks the end of the Advent season.

There is some indication that Jesus could have been two years old when the wise men finally showed up.  This is arrived at based on two passages of scripture.  The first is the way in which King Herod questioned them and what he wanted to know.
(Mat 2:7 KJV) Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
Then, when they left without filling him in we see his attempt to get rid of the competition.
(Mat 2:16 KJV) Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
Evidently the wise men had shared something about two years.

So the wise men could have been treated to a toddler instead of an infant.  That gets me because I am blessed with a toddling granddaughter in the house.  I can just picture Jesus getting into all of their luggage, wanting to pet their camels and crawling under their robes.  Can you picture one of this wise men from the east having a baby slobber on them?

The unconsidered glories of Christmas.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.