Southpoint News – Week of January 6th, 2019
This Sunday, on January 6, the world celebrates Epiphany.
The word “epiphany” means to manifest, to reveal, to make visible. On Epiphany, we celebrate the manifestation of God’s presence in the incarnation, God made flesh in Jesus the Christ. If you want to see what God looks like, look at Jesus. If you want to know what God cares about, look at Jesus. If you want to know how God sees you, look at Jesus. Jesus is the window, the doorway, through which we glimpse inside the heart of God. The star over Bethlehem, that dazzling manifestation of light bursting into darkness, has become the symbol of this epiphany of God in Christ.
Epiphany is also about motion and movement and travel. It is about our seeking after the Christ who has already gone great distance to seek after us. The wise men, like the shepherds, left everything to follow the star, such was their hunger to see the face of the baby. Where has your hunger for the Holy taken you? What did you see on your journey? Where did you glimpse the manifestation of God?