Happy Epiphany Day! Have you had an epiphany lately? More about that later …
But first, a word from our sponsors. After writing the “Bad News”Â post yesterday, I had to laugh out loud when this scripture was part of the DAB reading the very next day.
Â “Have compassion on me Lord, for I and weak. Heal me Lord, for my bones are in agony.”Â Psalm 6:2
It’s not every day you can literally relate to a PsalmÂ like that! Until recently, I never really had much of a “my bones are in agony” experience. :)Â Ah, the goodness of God.
So now, back to Epiphany …
In the Christian calendar, January 6th, the day of Epiphany, is the time to recognize and celebrate the manifestation, or revelation, of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Savior of the whole world.
Traditionally, there are three primary storiesÂ from scripture that are examined during this period.
- The Magi or “Wise Men” (Matthew 2:1-12)
- The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22)
- The First Miracle of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana. (John 2:1-11)
There’s a lot to learn from these stories when we look at them in depth. That’s what we’ll do in our next couple of posts.
To be continuedâ€¦
About Season Of Light
I am writing a devotional series called â€œSeason of Lightâ€ (#SeasonOfLife) during the beginning of 2016, focusing on the 40 day season of Epiphany (from January 6 â€“ February 10). Weâ€™ll explore the major biblical themes ofÂ the beginning of Jesus ministry, and Iâ€™ll comment as the Holy Spirit inspires. This is for the purpose of growing in our relationship with the Lord. My desire â€“ my hope and prayer for you â€“ is that yourÂ heart may expand and your spirit grow brighter as we seek to be filled with the knowledge and presence of God. So, I invite you to join me on the â€œSeason of Lightâ€ journey!
Often Iâ€™ll be inspired by a scripture from the Daily Audio Bible readings and use that as a writing prompt. Hereâ€™s theDAB readings for January 6:
Genesis 13:5-15:21; Matthew 5:27-48; Psalms 6:1-10; Proverbs 1:29-33