Yr A ~ Epiphany ~ Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12
There’s a lot going on today. We had a baptism, communion is next, it’s the first Sunday of the year so there’s New Year’s stuff swirling, I’m getting on a plane this afternoon for Atlanta for a two week course, we’ve just emerged from Christmas, school starts back up tomorrow, regular church activities start back up, annual reports are being asked for – it’s hard to catch your breath. And it’s not just us here at Faith who experience this. It feels like everyone is running at a thousand miles an hour.
My point is that I’m worried that we get so caught up in the busyness of church that we lose focus on what we’re supposed to be all about. We’re so invested in doing churchy stuff that we can lose sight of the why. So Epiphany Sunday is a great gift to us.
An epiphany is a sudden burst of “light” that brings insight, inspiration, clarity, and understanding. It’s a moment of great revelation. If you have an epiphany you see things in a whole new way, literally in a whole new light. Epiphanies usually come with a smack on the forehead, and wide open eyes, and an audible gasp or an interjection! (anybody remember the cartoon???) read on