Gracious and loving God, guide us to seek your truth – come whence it may, cost what it will, lead where it might. Amen.
“Come and see.” You all know that’s at the top of our parish identity statement: Come and see the difference Christ makes through abundant grace, intentional worship, and beloved community. Come and see is the invitation to draw near to Jesus and see the radiance of his transforming grace, mercy, and love. Come and see is a phrase that John uses in his telling of the Good News of Jesus Christ as a way of bringing us into the story so that, along with those in the narrative, we can see the glory of God in Jesus. And this is what the Epiphany and the season that follows is all about.