The Epiphany is not just the celebration of some dudes bringing presents. It’s the revelation that God’s grace is suitable for all of us.
the aha in this holy day
The Epiphany | Matthew 2:1-12
You know how a famous person can transcend culture to the point in which they only need one name? Beyonce, Madonna, Cher. Of course, as a cultural statement, it isn’t entirely true—it’s more like some people have really unique and recognizable names AND are super famous.
But we all know what that superstar status is, right? That among all the famous people there are people so famous that everybody knows who they are and what they look like.
The Epiphany is supposed to be one of those superstar holy days. Immediately recognizable and universally famous. Unfortunately, it’s baby cousin, Christmas has stolen virtually every last bit of its fame.
And that is a huge loss for the church.
But, to be fair, the church totally botched this holiday 1500 years ago. So, it is not really our fault. Like a well-placed billboard isn’t going to suddenly replace a millennium and a half of second-fiddle status…
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