Head Elder's Corner

Epiphany

With the coming of January there is also the coming of the season and more specifically the day of EPIPHANY in our church calendar. We celebrate this holiday on January 6th. Epiphany seems to be one of those “church words” whose meaning seems to slip away from us year to year. By Greek definition, it means "striking appearance" or “shining through.” This is shown to us in the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. Epiphany is also known as the “Three Kings Day,” which also corresponds with the Gospel reading of Matthew 2:1-12, The Visit of the Magi.

In the story of the Three Kings that traveled a far distance to visit the Christ child, we see the lighted glory of our savior shining through from the bright star that shone above him. The Magi followed that star and believed that at the end of their journey they would find the KING of kings and the savior of the whole world; and find the child they did. These were gentiles that were among the first to bow in utter humility to the king of the Jewish nation. They would have known that this is the person that was going to save them from the bondages of hell.

On Wednesday, January 6th, though there will be no service, take a moment to read the above Gospel reading and reflect on the Love that shines through Jesus to us from our Father in heaven.

Happy New Year and God Bless, 
DeAl Dankers

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