Daily Lectionary Readings for Year B
Today is the Day of Epiphany! God's light came to shine on earth, to help those who were lost to find their way, to save all creation. An Epiphany is the moment when Jesus is recognized as the One sent by God into the world.
The Magi story shows us what an Epiphany means. Wise kings from the east used their own traditional beliefs, represented a world beyond Jerusalem, and recognized Jesus as the Christ-child. In the Gospel of Matthew, these travelers from afar who followed the star to the place where Jesus was meant that God was able to draw the whole world in. The divine light was for all peoples. Among the very first to witness the light shining in the darkness were those who traveled a great distance to pay him homage.
What are your Epiphany moments? When did the "light turn on" for you and you knew Jesus as the Savior of the world? I will be taking down the Christmas tree today, but that radiant light will still shine in love for the whole world. Today might be a good day to call someone and talk together about the Epiphany.