O Day Full of Grace, ELW 627
We cannot publish the text for today's hymn due to copyright limitations. We apologize for any inconvenience. However, you may find the text at Hymnary.org.
The thing about earth's horizon is that it's always there. It might be wide open, contain mountains or be obscured by fog, trees or darkness. But it's there.
We're firmly in the season of Epiphany. While Advent is the season of waiting for Jesus, and Christmas celebrates Jesus' arrival, Epiphany is the season of "So, who is this Jesus?" Week by week, we get glimpses of Christ and his light, steadily being revealed, coming on the horizon.
We sang "O Day Full of Grace" at my Grandma Maxine's funeral. In the darkness of grief, we sang of the light from our God that shines and brings joy again. The Jesus we look for in Epiphany is the one who brings light out of the dark — always here, and always coming on the horizon through any obscurity.
Look up: The horizon is there — and Christ, coming on it, and shining in it.
Come to us, Lord Jesus, and light our lives with the promise of light and life, here and on our lives' horizon. Amen.