Some call it the silly season. Its those first few weeks of a southern hemisphere January. The office is quiet. I’m at work making use of the downtime from the regular weekly program to engage in some tidying up and planning for what must take place in my final six months here – and beyond. There is a kind of relaxed urgency about all this.
Here is the call of great things to come – both for those we must leave behind and for us as we move into uncharted territory. And the season of Epiphany has burst upon us. Between now and mid-February we are reflecting and responding to the explosion of understanding that the self-revealing of God through the Christ thrusts upon us.
Yet it is an understanding that opens up just how much more territory there is to explore!
Psalm 63:1-8 catches the sense of an awakened thirst seeking satisfaction. These January days are pregnant with expectancy seeking fulfilment because of what is known and what is understood.