On this coming Epiphany Sunday, we will again ponder the story found in Matthew 2:1-12 of the mysterious Magi from the East who followed a star to Bethlehem to see and worship the child born “King of the Jews.” This year I want to highlight the last verse of the story, “having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they (the Magi) left for their own country by another road.” This verse caught the eye of musicians James Taylor and Timothy Mayer, and they wrote a song about it that I will share with you titled, Home By Another Way. May God lead us away from the ways of the murderous King Herod, and others like him, to travel on the way of Jesus, our Prince of Peace.
To listen to this message, click on 1-9-22 Home By Another Way
p.s. Due to rising covid case rates from the Omicron variant, Contra Costa County is now mandating masks for all indoor gatherings, even for fully vaccinated people.