January 10, 2016

morning meditation

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The Feast of Epiphany traditionally is observed on January 6th, and it follows the twelve days of Christmas, completing the first major cycle of the Christian year. Sometimes referred to as the “Cycle of Light,” Advent, Christmas and Epiphany can be understood as the church living out Isaiah’s prophetic message in that, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them light has shined” (Isaiah 9:2). Three events in Jesus’ life are traditionally associated with the Feast of Epiphany: the adoration of the Magi from the East, Jesus’ Baptism by John in the Jordan river, and Jesus’ miracle at the wedding in Cana of turning water into wine. Epiphany is an invitation to “come and see” once again-to be stunned by the light of these three incredible events and the truth that they reveal.
– The Road to Christmas, 2015