Well, we’ve just about finished the Christmas season – it officially ends January 5—and are about to enter the season of Epiphany. In New Testament Greek epiphany means to reveal, to show, or to make known. The Day of Epiphany is January 6, a day we in the church celebrate the visit of the Magi to the Christ child and how it was revealed to them that this baby in the manger was the newborn king of the Jews. Like the Magi during the season of Epiphany we discover who this Jesus is who was born in a stable in Bethlehem. Epiphany is also a celebration of the Light that has come into our dark world in Christ Jesus. Light, of course, reveals, doesn’t it?
As we travel through the season of Epiphany, which will last through March 4th the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, we will look at how Jesus is revealed in the Gospels. But we will also look at how his light reveals who we are and who and what the church is. It is a season of discovery and understanding about this One whose birth we just celebrated and about who he calls us to be as his followers and his church. It’s about who we reveal Jesus the Christ to be to others by how and what we say and do. I invite you to go on this journey with me as we gather for worship over the next couple of months. I pray we all have epiphanies about who we are as Christ followers. In Christ,Pastor Donna