Epiphany!

Tomorrow, January 6th, is a special day in the church year and the wrapping up of the Christmas season. It is the Feast of Epiphany (AKA the Feast of the Three Kings, the Feast of the Magi.) It’s a time to celebrate the light of the world (the star!); the gifts we can offer to our king Jesus; and that God came to us and to the whole world(!) in the birth of Jesus.

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you! – Isaiah 60:1

The Wise Men – the Three Kings and their story helps us to understand that Jesus came for the whole world; to bless us in our homes and to bless those far away. The church season of Epiphany is a time for Jesus to be revealed as the Messiah, the Christ. We move from his being a baby right into adulthood. And learn about who he was before we begin Lent in February and the more solemn stories of why he came.

A cool Epiphany tradition you might want to consider is a house blessing called chalking the door. Go here to check it out.  Or, go here for some great Epiphany reflections and more ideas for celebrating this Twelfth Day of Christmas.  

May the light of the Star and the light of God’s love shine before you.


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