On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

Taking our cues from three brave hearts

The Christmas trees are at the curb
and New Year’s favors tossed,
yet there remains a reason to reflect.
Epiphany (the twelfth day)
is the climax of it all.
So why is it a day most folks neglect?

It is the day that calls to mind
the essence of it all.
A call to worship
heard by three brave hearts
who caravanned at camel speed
while guided by a star
in search of truth God promised to impart.

Their call to worship calls to us
inviting us to bow
before the Baby born to own our hearts.
And so we join the magi
making tracks and marking time
as the past year ends and as the New Year starts.