For the past two Sundays we have been celebrating the Feast of Epiphany. Â Epiphany means “manifestation” or “revelation”, and it is not just a day but a season that runs all the way until February 10th. After all the emphasis on waiting in the darkness of Advent for something that is YET to come, Â we get to proclaim that the light has come! Â God has popped out of hiding and manifested his glory! OK, that manifestation is subtle – a tiny baby, born into a manger. Â That manifestation is still tucked away, waiting to be found, like some beautiful piece of sea glass hiding among the pebbles on the beach. Â That manifestation still requires us to go on a hunt, Â following the light til it leads us to heaven’s door.
To practice epiphany, you must Â become like a child, entering into this game of hide and seek. Â Here, amidst the dismal slow days of January, God’s presence is a jewel, waiting to be found. Â Ready….set….go! Â With eyes open and heart’s wide, let the search begin!!Â
Readings for January 20th: Â Psalms 36:5-10, Isaiah. 62:1-5, John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11