We Will Plant the Seeds of Hope
The seeds of hope for God’s reign are sown in an infant before whom the wise kneel. Seeds of hope are what we must continually place in the ground where we cannot see their sprouting. Seeds of hope for God’s future are watered in the symbol of the baptism of Jesus and our own baptisms. The early church believed that Epiphany (besides Easter and Pentecost) was one of the most important times of the year for baptisms, making this a wonderful Sunday to both baptize and reaffirm our baptism. We now divide Epiphany from Baptism of the Lord into two separate events…last week’s Wise Ones and this week’s watering. We will remember our own baptisms and promises.