And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,
until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
Here comes the world
running to walk in your light.
We are the sparkling and the dim,
the kings and the beggars,
the border agents and
shine your light on us all.
May your star chase away our darkness
and fill us with your radiant love.
Make us your epiphanies
THE FIRST READING
Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,
the glory of the lord shines upon you..
Morning has opened. It’s gentle light spills over all.
Caravans come, nations stretch to see.
Hearts open their sleepy eyes
to the radiance that you
Help us rise up.
THE SECOND READING
Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6
The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and
copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus.
in the newborn babe.
The Christ now with us,
our lives forever
to lead all people