The Festival of the Epiphany is all about the Magi. Delightfully we know almost nothing factual about them, and to Jesus, Joseph and Mary they apparently said absolutely nothing (worth recording, that is). But wordlessly they spoke so deeply with gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
This sermon is trying to help us re-connect with those gifts so that we may “hear” what the Magi were saying about the baby before them.
As you read this, take time to do the things I ask the listening congregation to do. It will make the rest of the sermon work.