Today’s Scripture: Matthew 2:9-12
When we are seeking insight from God, we do not always get clear and visible evidence. It can be frustrating because we are uncertain about what to do. Honestly, there are times when we may not receive a visible sign no matter how hard we look and pray. I do believe, however, that a closer look at this text reveals why the Magi receive an epiphany. The Magi are seeking Jesus because they believe him to be the king who will fulfill the prophecies in scripture.
—F. Douglas Powe Jr., in The Upper Room Disciplines 2023: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2022)
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When [the magi] saw the star, they were filled with joy.
—Matthew 2:10 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
All-seeing God, may our words and our actions help others to
see you. May we talk the talk and walk the walk as Christians.
Prayer by F. Douglas Powe Jr.
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This week’s New Every Morning reflections feature excerpts from the current readings in The Upper Room Disciplines 2023. Disciplines provides an opportunity to look more deeply at scripture by offering a week of devotions by a single author on a particular theme. Learn more at UpperRoomBooks.com/disciplines.
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Epiphany of the Lord
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