January 10 Home Communicator – The Epiphany of Epiphany
As a child I watched cartoons on and off. I always giggled when a cartoon character had a sudden brilliant idea and a light bulb would appear about their head. The cartoonist’s way of showing the character had an ‘epiphany’. The definition of ‘epiphany’ is the sudden jolt of understanding; a moment of piercing awareness.
Epiphany for us started on January 6. But unlike the definition, our epiphany is more than a moment. It stretches out over a long period of time and is a season of celebrating the revelation of our Savior, the light of the world. This season is marked by several events and themes in Jesus’ life focusing on the ministry of Jesus; the calling of his disciples, his teaching and miracles; and lastly his transfiguration.
As we journey through Epiphany we begin to understand the uniqueness of Christ – the One. We realize that the epiphany of Epiphany is that Jesus IS the Son of God, the Messiah. And as He brought light to the world, Jesus calls us to let our lights shine to others. Epiphany calls us to live our lives proclaiming the good news of Christ bearing the light of The One to others.
As you journey through the season of Epiphany, celebrate the revelation of the Savior – the One – the Light of the World.
“You/We are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14 and 15 NIV
Serving Together as Bearers of the Light,
Mary Broene, Middle School Principal