This cold, rainy day offers time for relaxation inside and takes my thoughts to this twelfth day of Christmas or as we celebrate in our Christian calendar, Epiphany. This day marks the official end of our Christmas season and sets our sights on Lent. This is also the day that we celebrate the coming of the Magi, or wise men. We know from the Second Chapter of Matthew that they followed the star of Bethlehem across the desert to meet the baby Jesus, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Expensive gifts, important gifts that were significant symbols of the birth of Christ Jesus – gold represents His heavenly royalty; frankincense his divine birth; and myrrh his mortality. I think it helps us to better understand this celebration if we are aware that the word ”Epiphany” comes from Greek and means ‘manifestation’, and we celebrate that God sent His Son to be born as a human. The Magi sought Him, and as we know today, wise people do. As you look to the future, may you seek Him in all that you do. If you do, one day you will see Him too, not the Child in a manger but the King Of Kings on His heavenly throne.