“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12
Epiphany of the Lord, celebrated on January 6th, is the climax of the Advent/Christmas season. The term Epiphany means “to show” or “to make known” or even “to reveal.” In Western churches, Epiphany Day has marked the observance of the coming of the wise men bringing gifts to visit the Christ child (Matthew 2:1-12), revealing Jesus to the world as Lord and King. The original celebration day of the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany season was Epiphany. This was a celebration of the revelation of God’s light and power in Christ (Luke 2:32 & John 1:1- 2:11).
Jesus is the light of the world!
Thank God for revealing himself to us in Jesus! The wise men followed the star to find the baby Jesus. The disciples learned to follow Jesus. We are called to do likewise and must answer the question, What does it mean to follow Jesus? Make time for Jesus and let God fill your life with his holy light so that his light can shine through you into the world! Our world needs to experience more and more of God’s love. Our world needs to experience the light of Jesus in its darkness.
How will you share the light and joy of Christ in the coming year?