It is human weakness that teaches us about God’s tender mercy, not our strength. An infant is all about weakness and vulnerability and need. Perhaps if Jesus had appeared as a mighty king, the three foreign magi would have bowed in respect. As it is, they fell to their knees in adoration.
What will lead each of us to the place where we fall on our knees and give thanks and praise to our God?
A sermon for Epiphany Sunday by the Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson