The capstone of the Christmas season in the liturgical tradition is Epiphany– the church festival that commemorates the coming of the Magi.

Epiphany celebrates light, creativity, and revelation.

For the next seven weeks, Gwen & I will be offering an journey through this liturgical season. You can follow along at Some Comfort and Joy to receive the bi-weekly posts– reflections (Mondays) and practices (Thursdays).

“They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.”  Matthew 2:9-10

When these wise ones arrive at their intended destination, their response is overwhelming joy. 

This is a revealing scene. An epiphany.

This is an illuminating moment of discovery and realization. An epiphany.

This is an encounter with the divine. An epiphany. 

And, through this experience, these kings have an intuitive grasp of something. An epiphany. And so they change course. They go home by another way. 

As Christmastide concludes and we move into the season of Epiphany, consider: 

  • What has been revealed to you? 
  • What discovery or illumination has come over the past few weeks? 
  • How has this brought overwhelming joy to some area of life? 
  • What might this discovery and light lead you to do differently in the coming days?

Read the series introduction here.

Published by shergerber

Pastor, momma & home baker in the Shenandoah Valley

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