The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!
"Let your light shine!"
Dearly Redeemed Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship is over. In the Church, celebrations continue throughout the twelve days of Christmas, while we as a society also shift towards celebrating the coming of a new year. And already, I have noticed that each day is growing in the amount of daylight we are getting!
And while our worldly celebrations shift with the coming new year, so it is in the Church as well. For while Jesus' coming into the world is announced and celebrated at Christmas, and the significance of his name is given, it is a significantly small group of people who have been told this. It is during the Season of Epiphany that his nature, his very essence--is made manifest--his true identity is made known--to those who follow Jesus. Who Jesus is becomes very public at this time of his public ministry. It is what we focus on during Epiphany.
As we return to our Story Matters passage of 2 Corinthians 4, we are reminded again that we have been given his light and his life. Born in his image and reborn at Baptism with his Holy Spirit, our essence is his! Which means his light and life is in us!
Lessons from a snowman