The Meaning of Epiphany

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The word “epiphany” means to “manifest” or to “reveal.” While in the season of Advent we celebrate the coming of Christ, during the season of Epiphany we celebrate God's self-revelation in the person of Christ to the world. Many of you might be asking, as I did my first Epiphany, “so what's the difference between the two?” An example might be helpful.Since I have lived in Denver, I have had the opportunity to go to a number of Rockies games. I loved baseball growing up and I still love to go to games when I get a chance. It's always a joy to see the players offer up feats of physical mastery before my eyes. Going to a baseball game is kind of like Advent. You get to see the players, hear the players, if you are lucky, reach out and touch the players.

However, what if you got invited over for dinner with your favorite player of the Rockies? What if they had just won the game of their lives, and they wanted to treat a special fan to a special night, and they selected you out of the crowd. What if you two became friends, and you started spending more time together? Would you learn new things about this baseball player? Would he cease to simply be a performer, but also become a friend? This is the beauty of Epiphany, that God did not simply appear in the person of Christ, but he has chosen to make himself KNOWN more intimately through Christ. Advent lets us see God, but Epiphany calls us to know God.

Epiphany is an invitation into a deeper understanding of who Christ is. Epiphany is an invitation into a deeper relationship with Christ. Epiphany is an opportunity to invite the Father to reveal more and more of who he is through his Son. Epiphany is a season of deepened intimacy.

Will you answer the call of Epiphany? Will you seek out God? Because he wants to reveal more of himself to you this season.

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